Dear Dolly Friends,
Today is the day, it’s time to sew!
I started by pinning the outer and lining pieces right side together but I noticed the edges of the lining didn’t match the outer fabric.
This is probably because my lining was moving as I was cutting it on Day 2.
I tried my best to match the edges and stayed optimistic that everything would look fine when I turn the dress right side out.
Once everything was pinned, I went to the sewing machine and sewed the dress according to the directions.
The areas to sew are:
- The back hem to the center back, around the neckline and along the other center back & ending at the other back hem
- Both armhole curves and
- The front hem of dress
I took my time around the curves and made sure to back stitch at the start and end of the seams.
Once I sewed all the areas, I clipped the neckline and the armholes.
It’s the moment of truth, we used a turning tool and point turner to turn the dress right side out and push the seams out.
The dress is coming along nicely.
It was time to give it a press.
Here’s a tip:
Ensure the points under the arms are pushed out and ironed flat.
After that, I folded the back to the front, right sides together and pinned the side seams in preparation to sew.
And I sewed the side seams, flipped it right side out, and attached closures.
The Shift Dress is complete!!!
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The final result was ok, I’ll try a bit smaller next time. 🙂gurliebot
Middie Blythe is too cute in her outfit, you did a great job on your dress! -Kat & Tatyana