Right before christmas I introduced a new pattern: Sewing Pattern Dress Sally. Now Sally is also available in English and for New Years Eve I have sewn Sally for myself and made some photos to give you a step-by-step photo tutorial.
Dress Sally is a posh wrapping dress with large pockets and a tulip skirt. It takes some time to sew Sewing Pattern Sally but it is quite easy to make with some sewing experience.
Have fun sewing and for all of you a good start in 2015!
( 1 ) Frame the neckline of the back with bias binding. Pin the bias binding to the neckline respectively to the hem right sides together. Stitch it with seam allowance of about 0.7 cm. Wrap the bias binding to the pressed fold line, press it and wrap it over the cut selvedge of the neckline. Press it, pin it and sink-stitch it on the right side.
( 2 ) Crimp the shoulders in the front part as long as it fits into the armhole of the back part. Preferably use a really wide straight stitch length on your sewing machine and sew two lines at a distance of 0.5 cm from each other. Do not backstitch the beginning or the end of the seams but leave a couple of cm of thread free on both sides. Now pull the bobbin thread to crimp the shoulders.
( 3 ) Neaten the facing edge of the front using a zigzag-stitch and fold the facing into the left side of the fabric. Press the right side.
( 4 ) Pin the front sides to the back, right sides together and neaten the shoulder seams. Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch and press it back.
( 5 ) Topstitch the neckline facings on the right side.
( 6 ) Pin the fronts to the back once again, right sides together rand close the side seams. Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch and press it behind.
( 7 ) Frame the sleeve seams with bias binding. Note the description in point( 1 ) for that.
( 8 ) Place each sleeve to a rounding, right sides together and close the lower arm seams. Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch and press it back.
( 9 ) Place the sleeves to the sleeve-openings, right sides together. Make sure that the shoulder seams, lower arm seams as well the marks match up. Topstitch the sleeves, Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch and press it into the sleeves.
( 10 ) Pin the lower and the upper flap of the skirt to the back, right sides together. For that, note the terms ‘left’ and ‘right front skirt’! Close the side seams. Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch and press it back.
( 11 ) Pin each front pocket bag to the pocket mouth of the skirt. For that, the right side of the pocket bag meets the left side of the pocket mouth. Frame the edge of the openings with bias binding. Note the description in point ( 1 ) for that.
( 12 )Pin each back pocket bag to the front pocket bag, right side meets left side. Close the pocket bags. Neaten the seam allowances using a zigzag-stitch.
( 13 ) Frame the skirt seams with bias binding. Note the description in point ( 1 ) for that.
( 14 ) Fuse the interfacings to all pieces of the waistband.
( 15 )Place both pattern pieces of the left wrapping ribbon right sides together and close the short front edge as well as the long egdes. Leave the side seam open. Cut the seam allowances with sharp scissors and reverse the wrapping ribbon. Work out the edges and press the ribbon on the right side.
( 16 ) Close the side seams of the waistband. For that, pin the right and the left piece of the waistband to the rear piece of the waistband, right sides together and close the side seams. On the left side seam you also take the wrapping ribbon and fold it up to a Sandwich, then stitch everything. The waistband with the wrapping ribbon is the outer waistband.
( 17 ) Crimp the fronts and the back of the skirt till they are as wide as the area of cap marks at the waistband. Note the description on point ( 2 ) for that.
( 18 ) Place the skirt between outer and inner waistband. The outer waistband is placed right sides together on the skirt, the inner waistband is placed right side on left side.
( 19 ) Stitch the waistband to the skirt and turn the upper flap all the way to the edge of the upper part cap marks.
( 20 ) Pin the upper part to the outer waistband and stitch it.
( 21 ) Wrap the seam allowances of the inner waistband and press it. Sew the inner waistband to the upper part by hand.
( 22 ) Sew the button on the lower flap waistband and the inner waistband.