drawstring dress tutorial

i love following tutorials with new sewing projects, so i thought i would share one of my own.
i had this idea for a little dress a while ago, and my beautiful mum helped me design a pattern and started me off. so here it is…
drawstring dress tutorial
you will need…
2x 50x40cm dress fabric1m x 10cm of fabric for the tie74cm bias binding for the hem82cm bias binding for the arms

drawstring dress tutorial

the pattern…drawstring dress tutorial draw up the pattern onto any paper…just make sure you fold it in half to make sure it is even.

FIRST…
cut out your pattern onto the fabric for the dress. pin the two pieces together right sides facing out.
drawstring dress tutorial sew along each side from the bottom of the arm to the hem. then, cut any excess fabric along the stitch line, or any frayed edges.
drawstring dress tutorial next, turn the dress inside out and iron flat. then, sew along along each side encasing the raw edges…this is a french seam.
drawstring dress tutorial
SECOND…
is adding the bias binding to the arms. if you’re not familiar with putting this on, here is a great little video for a quick lesson. when putting the bias tape on the arms, make sure you encase the seam edges.
drawstring dress tutorial

drawstring dress tutorial
drawstring dress tutorial then, just sew the front.

now..this is what you should have…
drawstring dress tutorial

next, repeat with the bias tape on the hem. just make sure that you fold over the bias tape when you start sewing it on, so that you have a neat finish with no raw edges.
drawstring dress tutorial

THIRD…
now it’s time to make the drawstring. fold your material in half lengthways right sides facing each other. iron the material flat.
drawstring dress tutorial

sew along the edge.

 

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