I am making the Bridesmaid dresses for my wedding with the help of my Mom and my Aunt who are both avid sewers but we are all having trouble turning the dress in the right way. It is McCall’s pattern M6701. You sew both the top and bottom of the dress and leave a small hole below the opening in the lining for the zipper. The pattern however doesn’t explain how to turn the dress in the right way. Every time we try to turn it in the right way is turns into two separate pant looking things – Can any one help explain how to get the lining INSIDE the dress it would be greatly appreciated as my wedding is coming up quickly and I need some help!

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    Apr 24, 2014, 12.31 PMby Caromary58

    Edited: Hi Gambiin – just reread your post and looked at the pattern – no shoulders to pull through! Ignore my reply below…

    There are people out there more expert than me, but I think when I did this last summer I made up the lining and outer dress, then joined the lining and outer shell at the neck and armholes, then pulled the two parts of the back through the shoulders (it did work – but without a dress in front of me I can’t remember exactly how!) then sewed the side seams by going up the lining and down the shell, then did the zip and back seams. I left the bottom hems separate but I guess they could be hand-stitched shut.

    I know I battled with this for ages (and had to unpick my side seams) then googled and found a couple of tutorials.

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