Welcome to part 2 of the See and Sew B5407 Easy Dress sewing project.
I do hope you have managed to follow part 1 of this sew-a-long and if so, not encountered too many problems along the way. Don’t worry if you missed part 1, simply click the following link -
Okay! Let’s get this wonderful beginner dress completed.
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If you have followed part 1 of this sewing project, we should now be at a stage where we are ready to attach the sleeves to the dress.
The slideshow demonstration will now show you how to put the dress together and sew in the lining.
How to Make the See and Sew B5407 Easy Dress Sewing Pattern
NB – Click on each photo to enlarge it and take a better look.
1 – Welcome to part 2 of this wonderful and easy sewing project.
2 – The Sleeves – Press a 2cm / 3/4inch hem of the sleeve lining and 1.5cm / 5/8inch of the fabric.
3 – The Sleeves – Pin and baste the sleeve into position, matching all pattern markings. (Remember not to baste beyond the crease line)
4 – The Front of the Sleeve – Match up the markings and sew between the ease stitch. (This is a good time to fit the dress and check for any adjustments). Press the seams open. Repeat this process with the lining.
5 – Attaching Lining to the Dress – Place the dress on a flat surface on its right side. Place the right side of the lining0nto the dress, funneling the dress into the lining. Once done and your happy with the position, pin along the neckline.
6 – Sew Neckline – Sew the neckline into place then trim and clip .
7 – Understitching – Press the neckline and you are ready to understitch close to the seam line.
8 – The Underarm – You will need to machine sew from one point to the other.
9 – Slip-stitching - Stitch the lining to the sleeve.
10 – Slip-stitching – Attach the lining to the centre back seam zip tape. (All that is left to do, is hem and press the dress).
NB – You will notice on the sewing pattern itself, that the dress also comprises of a covered belt. I have touched upon the subject in a recent post. If you missed it, click -
You will also find an online video tutorial covering this technique. Click -
So How Does It Look?
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Happy fashion sewing,
Colleen G Lea