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Difficulty: **

You will need: crepe-de-shine; organza; fusing; 1 zipper.

Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need.

When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide.

Cutting :


1. Back part - 1 folded detail
2. Cup - 2 details
3. Front part - 1 folded detail
4. Lower panel - 2 details
5. Upper frill - 2 details
6. Middle frill - 2 folded details
7. Lower frill - 2 folded details
8. Back facing - 1 folded detail
9. Cup facing - 1 folded detail
10. Strap - 2 details


1. Back part - 1 folded detail
2. Cup - 2 details
3. Front part - 1 folded detail

Fusing: cups, back facing, cup facing.


1. Apply the fusing to wrong side of cups, back facing and cup facing.

2. Sew back/front/cup darts.

3. Sew cups to front part.

4. Sew right side seam.

5. Sew back/front/cup darts (organza). Sew cups to front part. Sew right side seam. Lay organza lining to dress wrong side together and tack along edges. Process the garment as single.

6. Press closure allowance to wrong side. Sew the zipper under slit edges with its teeth hidden.

7. Sew facing right side seam. Lay facing on the garment right sides together and sew upper edges. Cut allowance at 2-3 mm (1/8") from stitch. Turn facing to wrong side, serge and press. Fold short edges under and sew to zipper braids. Fix facing above side seam and middle part lines.

8. Sew side seams into panel and into frills. Gather middle/lower frills and sew to panel along marks coinciding side seams. Gather upper frill along upper edge and tack it to panel upper edge. Sew the panel to dress upper part.

9. Serge frill/panel hem, press it to wrong side and topstitch.

10. Press the straps along the center right side in and overstitch along long side. Turn it right side out, serge and press. Cut the strap into two pieces and sew front ends under cup corners. Try the dress, adjust straps length and sew them under back part upper edge.

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