Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sail Away Dress Sew-Along: Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Sail Away Dress Sew-Along!

If you missed day 1 where I show you how to make your pattern and the ruffles, go HERE.

Yesterday we covered the beginning basics of making your dress. Now, we'll dig a little deeper into the details.

Step 1: Cut your keyhole closure.

Now to make the keyhole for your button closure on the back of your dress.

First, measure the top of your back piece to find the center and draw a line 3 inches long with a disappearing ink marker.

Next, measure 1/2 inch on either side of this line, and draw 2 lines 1/2 inch shorter than the first.

Cut out your keyhole following the lines you drew, making sure the top and bottom of the keyhole are  curved as you cut.

Step 2: Sew your front and back pieces together.

Place your front piece on top of your back piece with the right sides together. Pin from the arm holes to the bottom of the dress. Sew from the bottom of the arm holes down (don't sew the arm holes closed!) with a straight stitch and finish the edges by serging or zig-zagging the edges.

Turn your dress inside out and press. It should look like this so far:


Thanks for coming back for day 2. Tomorrow will be pretty detailed. We'll be covering bias tape and how to make your own (or, if you want to make things REALLY easy, you could always buy a couple of packages of double fold bias tape from the store.) 

See you back here tomorrow!

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