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Position the back facing on the front facing, right sides facing. Stitch the side seam in an inverted mirror image
position, in accordance to the dress seam. (seam 6). Press allowances apart. Neaten the bottom facing edge (a).
Pin the facing on the top dress edge, right sides facing; side seams meet. Fold the side edges inside. Pin the
facing and stitch. Trim allowances, snip in the front center (arrow) (b).
Flip the facing up. Press the allowances of top dress edge and facing. Topstitch the facing, enclosing the allowances. Turn the allowances of the top dress and facing to the inside and stitch onto the zipper strap and the seam allowances ©.
Shoulder straps: Fold straps in half lengthwise, right sides facing. Stitch _” (0.8 cm) along the fold line. Leave the threads long, thread them into a needle and knot (d). Push the needle through the tube (e).
Pin the ends of the shoulder straps under the top dress edge at the princess seams. Adjust the strap length accordingly. Topstitch the shoulder straps on the princess seams or sew by hand.
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