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Difficulty: **

Recommended fabrics: chiffon silk, lightweight transparent fabrics.

You will need: shell fabric; lining; invisible 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:

Shell Fabric:

1. Top Back – 1 piece
2. Center Back – 2 pieces
3. Side Back – 2 pieces
4. Top Back Insert – 1 piece
5. Bottom Back Insert – 1 piece
6. Top Front – 1 piece
7. Center Front – 1 piece
8. Side Front – 2 pieces
9. Top Front Insert – 1 piece
10. Bottom Front Insert – 1 piece
11. Front Skirt Panel – 1 piece
12. Back Skirt Panel – 1 piece
13. Side Skirt Panel – 1 piece

Lining:

1. Top Back – 1 piece
2. Center Back – 2 pieces
3. Side Back – 2 pieces
4. Top Back Insert – 1 piece
5. Bottom Back Insert – 1 piece
6. Top Front – 1 piece
7. Center Front – 1 piece
8. Side Front – 2 pieces
9. Top Front Insert – 1 piece
10. Bottom Front Insert – 1 piece
11. Front Skirt Panel – 1 piece
12. Back Skirt Panel – 1 piece
13. Side Skirt Panel – 1 piece

Instructions:

Advice: horizontal seams can be trimmed with ruches.

Measure length of all horizontal seams, cut a stripe 5 cm (2”) wide and 2-3 times the length of all measured seams. Turn under twice and topstitch raw edges of the stripe at two short and one long sides. Machine-baste at raw edge of stripe, pull threads to make gathers. Measure your ruche to make sure its length corresponds (about 2” longer) length of measured seams. When sewing a horizontal seam, insert ruche into the seam, between the layers of shell, taking all raw edges together.

1. Sew Center Front and Side Fronts. Sew Center Backs and Side Backs. Serge seam allowances, press towards center. Sew right side seam. Serge the seam, press towards Back.

2. Sew together Top Front and Top Back at right side seam. Sew Top Front Insert and Top Back Insert at right side seam. Sew Bottom Front Insert and Bottom Back Insert at right side seam. Serge seam allowances, press towards Back.

3. Sew horizontal seams of assembled Front/Back units, inserting a ruche into each seam. Serge allowances, press upwards.

4. Sew left side seam from the bottom up to the top edge of Bottom Inserts, leaving an opening for zipper. Serge allowances, press them open. Press allowances at zipper opening as well. Baste and sew invisible zipper into the side seam opening.

5. Sew side seams of Skirt. Serge seam allowances, press towards Back. Turn under twice the vertical raw edges at front of skirt, topstitch. Baste and stitch the skirt to the top of dress, inserting a ruche.

6. Assemble lining pieces in a similar manner, leaving an opening for zipper in the left side seam.

7. Cut a stripe for Shoulder Strap. Fold the stripe lengthwise in half, face side inside, and stitch at 0,5 cm (3/16”) from the fold. Turn out Shoulder Strap, press. Cut the Strap in half. Sew each Shoulder Strap to the neckline of Front.

8. Put on the dress, adjust length of straps, sew ends to the Back neckline.

9. Line up Center Back piece with lining of Center Back face-to-face, pin or baste. Turn under lining around zipper closure, 0.5 cm off the zipper, pin to the neckline edge of dress. Sew top of dress to lining at top edge. Understitch the seam. Turn the lining to the wrong side, hand-sew to the zipper tape.

10. Finish bottom hem of dress, turning under and topstitching hem allowance. Trim lining at bottom if necessary and finish the lining hem similar to shell, but so that the lining is 2 cm (3/4”) shorter than dress.



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