60's dress by Alexandra

Added Mar 18, 2011

by alexphil

Athens, Greece

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Step 1 General Instructions

1.Copy the pattern onto your fabrics, leaving an about 1.5cm seam allowance from the line drawn, then cut the pieces. For the lining only cut the back and front piece, without the sleeves.
2.Sew the chest and back seams.
3.Sew the the front and back pieces together, leaving the zipper opening unsewn.
3.Sew the dress with its lining together, on the neckline and shoulder hem.
4.Sew each sleeve.
5.Attach each sleeve to its armhole and sew them together: the sleeve, the armhole of the dress and the armhole of the lining. The sleeves are a bit larger than the armhole, so as to make little (2-3) pleats on the shoulder.
6. Sew a hidden zipper of 25cm in the opening you left on the dress, better not sew it together with the lining but leave instead the opening of the lining as it is, unsewn.
7.Sew the hem fo the dress and its lining, separately.
8.Attach a button on the back of the dress and sew a hook for it at the opposite side.
9.Enjoy!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 08.46 AMby burda-user-593838

    Hi! I’m novice, I love this dress, but I have only problems with it!!! First, the size was really small for me (I think, it’s a 36 for France). I had problems to make a new size for me (a mix of 38 for the top and 42). And now I have problems with the sleeves, which are too small at the end, or my arms are too big ? So I have to short the sleeves… I’m continuing to do the dress, but I already spent a lot of time on it! (sorry for my english…)

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