Hi BurdaStylers! I made some great progress on my embroidered shift dress for my latest Mash Up. This week I finished up all the decorative stitching and assembled the front and back dress pieces. Read on to see…
On the upper back beige pieces I decided to embroider a motif using the same thread colors as my decorative stitching.
After the embroidery was complete I had to trim my threads!
Next I sewed together all my back panel pieces, next up was the blue back mid section.
I sewed together at the 1/2" seam allowance I added to the pattern.
It is always tricky to decide which thread color to use when you are sewing two different fabric colors together. I decided to go with beige.
On the back beige pieces that were embroidered, I did the stitching over the edges so they would line up when the pieces were sewn together with the zipper.
I cut the threads in between to separate the pieces.
My back dress so far!
Once all the seams were sewn I took the allowances to the serger.
Now for the front. I first marked my bust darts with a tracing wheel and paper.
First is to always pin and sew the darts. I always place a cross pin at the dart tip so I know when to stop sewing.
My sewn front darts nice and pressed downwards.
I got the next piece to be sewn to my front bodice. I kept the pattern pieces pinned right up until I sewed them so I wouldn’t mix any up.
Now for the blue front piece.
Once all my front sections were sewn I serged to finish all the allowances together.
I placed and pinned the shoulder seams right sides together.
The sewed and pressed the seam allowance open. I didn’t finished the allowance edges since a combined facing would conceal the seam.
I grabbed my facing pieces and cut them out of interfacing.
The front facing piece.
I fused the interfacing and pinned the shoulder seams together.
After I sewed the facing seams together I again pressed the seam allowances open.
Next week I’ll sew in the combined facing as well as the inseam pockets! Sew along with me and download the pattern here