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How To Sew The Perfect Floral Dress With Kia Sangria

Tools needed:

 

  1. Cut out the sewing pattern according to your measurements. 
  2. Using a 2.5 stitch length stay-stitch the neck edge of piece 1 for the slip dress. 
  3. Pin and stitch darts in piece 1 using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  4. Overlock the edges of piece 2, or use a zig-zag stitch on your standard machine. 
  5. Following the pattern stitch the back pieces below the notch using a 2.5 stitch length. Leave room for a 14" zipper.
  6. Pin the front and back slip pieces together. 
  7. Overlock or straight stitch sides of the slip dress. 
  8. To form the shoulder straps take piece 3 and pin with right sides together. 
  9. Stitch using a 2.5 stitch and turn right side out using a loop turner. Baste straps to the top point corners of the dress. 
  10. Pin and baste the zipper to the back of the slip dress making sure to match the seams. 
  11. Use an invisible zipper foot stitch zipper to dress using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  12. Apply interfacing to dress-facing pieces 4 & 5. Fuse together using a hot iron. 
  13. With right sides together pin pieces 5/4 and stitch with a 2.5 stitch length. 
  14. Use a hot iron to press open the seams of the facing. 
  15. To finish the edge of the facing hem or overlock edge.  
  16. Pin facing to the top of dress right sides together. 
  17. Stitch facing to dress using a 2.5 stitch length. leave a small opening to insert straps and stitch. 
  18. Using a 2.5 stitch length understitch facing. 
  19. Overlock and hem the bottom edge of the slip dress. 
  20. Stitch darts in overdress front same as for slip dress using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  21. Stitch front and back pieces together at shoulders and sides using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  22. Trim close to the stitching to ensure neatness. 
  23. With right sides together pin edges of piece 9 to form sleeves. 
  24. Stitch sleeves together using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  25. To form sleeve binding fold piece 13 together and stitch using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  26. Fold over 3/8" of the sleeve binding and pin to the sleeves. Stitch using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  27. Fold over the pressed edge of sleeve binding encasing raw edges. 
  28. Pin sleeves to bodice make sure to match notches and seams. 
  29. Stitch sleeves to the bodice using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  30. For the skirt pin front and back pieces a the sides, and pin the center back seams leaving a 12" opening for the zipper. 
  31. Stitch skirt pieces together using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  32. To gather the skirt set your stitch length to 5.0 and sew 2 channels of stitching and gently pull the threads to form gathers. 
  33. With the right sides together pin the bodice and skirt together matching seams and notches.  
  34. For the neck binding fold over a half inch and press the binding fold. Stitch the binding using a 2.5 stitch length to the top neck edge. 
  35. Fold over neck binding encasing raw edge and stitch using a 2.5 stitch length. 
  36. Following the same method as the slip dress pin and baste zipper into overdress. Stitch using a zipper foot and a 2.5 stitch length. 
  37. To finish the bottom of the sheer dress use pinking shears or hem using your preferred method of hemming sheer fabrics. 

 

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