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This past week I have been working hard starting to sew my June 2017 mash up dress. Read on to see which pattern I choose from the issue and my first steps in sewing…

Pattern


When I first received the 06/2017 issue in and mail and saw this dress on the cover, I knew I had to make it! This is our Flounce Dress pattern, and I fell in love with the cape style at the top. My favorite part? I don’t have to worry about getting a sunburn on my shoulders while wearing!

Step 1


For the fabric I found this beautiful crepe printed with a mix of corals, blues and white. I mainly picked it for the coral color since I already own a bright pair of coral shoes that would look perfect with this fabric, and I plan on wearing this dress to our own Ty’s upcoming wedding!

Step 2


It was also hard to pick a thread color since there are so many different colors in the fabric, but I ended up going with blue.

STep 3


First things first, I tiled together the pattern and cut it out of the fabric. For this dress I actually didn’t do any actual pattern modifications before I cut out. I did this time though cut a size 40 since I wanted it to be nice and flowy.

Step 4


On the front pieces I first pinned the bust darts in place, right sides together.

Step 5


A little bit closer look at my pinned dart.

Step 6


I then stitched all four darts in my back piece and pressed all towards the center back.

Step 7


After my front darts were stitched I pressed them upwards.

Step 8


At the dart tip I did a simple knot off.

Step 9


Next I sewed the shoulder seams of my front and back bodice pieces.

Step 10


Before I sewed the shoulder seams, I serged the edges so I could press the seam allowances open.

Step 12


Now it was time to finished the armholes. I took my self-drafted pieces B and first pressed them in half widthwise, wrong sides facing in.

Step 13


I pinned my pressed bias strips with the raw edges aligned with the armhole edges.

Step 14


I then sewed the bias strips 3/8 from the edge along the armhole.

Step 15


Once sewn, I then trimmed my seam allowances to about 1/8" and also clipped into the curves.

Step 16


I took my bodice to the iron and turned the sewn strip to the wrong side and pressed along the armhole edge.

Step 17


I pinned the pressed edge of the bias strip to the inside before I took to the sewing machine.

Step 18


From the right side I stitched the strip in place with a topstitch about 1/4" away from the seamed edge.

Step 19


View of the finished armhole edge with bias sewn in place.

Step 20


Now it was time to sew the side seams. I matched up the underarm points and sewed in place, but first I serge-finished each edge so I could press the seam allowances open.

Step 21


To secure the underarm point I stitched along the already existing topstitching to sew the seam allowances edges flat.

That concludes part one of my 06/2017 Mash Up! Sew along with the pattern that you can download here and also check out my May Mash Up Reveal if you missed it.

Happy Sewing!

Meg

7 Comments

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    Jun 16, 2017, 06.58 AMby Kasiorist

    Thanks for sharing, Meg. I love this way of finishing necklines, it’s good to see the process step by step. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished garment!

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    Jun 14, 2017, 07.33 AMby boldasset

    really good

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    Jun 11, 2017, 09.14 AMby nadia r

    Awesome, this is a,look I am so on board with, will be a beauty! x

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    Jun 10, 2017, 08.17 PMby Stacyco

    Pretty dress! <3

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    Jun 9, 2017, 06.49 PMby Deanna31

    I cant wait to see this one!

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    Jun 8, 2017, 08.10 AMby Maria Hayek

    I love the color combination on this fabric, I think this will turn out great!

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    Jun 7, 2017, 08.21 PMby cheriec12

    It’s going to be lovely.

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