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Dropped Waist Dress 11/2012 #105



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Women’s dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes.

A batiste dress for winter? Why yes, here it is. Swirling to the knee, with twists to emphasize the shoulders. A drawcord below the waist lets the rows of ruffles in the skirt flutter gracefully.

This pattern is from the Sandstorm collection

Recommended Materials

Lightweight dress fabrics. Use only fabrics with two “good“ sides.

Amount of Fabrics

width: 135 cm (53 ins)
length: 3.10 – 3.10 – 3.25 – 3.25 – 3.25 m
(3 1/2 – 3 1/2 – 3 5/8 – 3 5/8 – 3 5/8 yds).

width: 5 mm (3/16 in)
length: 0.90 – 0.95 – 0.95 – 1.00 – 1.05 m
(1 – 1 1/8 – 1 1/8 – 1 1/8 – 1 1/4 yds).

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Mar 8, 2015, 07.49 PMby girlofmanycolors

    I think after looking at this pattern and some of the completed projects what you are supposed to do is stitch your shoulder seam so that it is twisted like shown on “The Reversible City Tank” project. They want you to used French Seams for the shoulders so there is no raw seam allowance showing so you’ll sew the shoulder seam WRONG sides together @ 1/4" seam allowance, then trim it to 1/8" seam allowance, press it the other way and stitch sew the seam again so that you’ve in-cased the raw edge in the seam (Look up how to do French Seams.) Then to sew on your bias tape you will have to start on one arm hole and follow the arm hole up around the back neck to the next arm hole, back up the back side of the arm hole, across the front neck, and then back down the other arm hole to match up where you started. Hope maybe that helps? I found the instructions to be essentially useless.

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    Mar 17, 2013, 01.00 PMby CroomScm

    I am at a total loss about what you mean by “stitching the shoulder seam allowances together 7mm from edge” – which edge, the shoulder seam allowance edge or the armhole edge? “Now fold along each seam so that seam allowances lie inside. Stich 8mm from seamed (fold edge). Press allowances to back.” – that does not make ANY sense. I have tried and tried and I cannot figure it out. Can somebody help me, because I can’t really wing it. Thanks!

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