Pattern 7556

pattern pieces
A A A A A A A A A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 B 10 A B 11 B B B B B B Front 2x Back 2x Front Skirt Panel 2x Back Skirt Panel 2x Front Facing 1x Back Facing 2x Sleeve (outer) 2x Sleeve (inner) 2x Bias Strip / Armhole 2x Bias Strip / Armhole 2x Belt 1x INTERFACING Cut interfacing as illustrated and iron on the wrong side of the fabric pieces. Transfer pattern piece outlines to the interfacing pieces.

sewing
When sewing, right sides of fabric should be facing. Transfer all pattern lines to the right side of the fabric with basting thread.

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DRESS Bodice / Darts

the cutting layouts are on the pattern sheet preparing pattern pieces
Choose your size according to the Burda measurement chart on the pattern sheet: dresses, blouses, jackets and coats according to your bust measurement, pants and skirts according to your hip measurement. Adjust the pattern pieces, if necessary, by adding or subtracting the number of inches that your measurements differ from the measurements given in the Burda chart.

1 Baste darts on front and back pieces. Stitch darts toward
points. Knot ends of thread. Press bust darts down, press waist darts toward center front and back. Illustration shows front. Center Front Seam

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Cut out the following pattern pieces in the required size from the pattern sheet: for the DRESS view A pieces 1 to 9 and 11, for the DRESS view B pieces 1 to 6, 10 and 11.

Lay fronts right sides facing. Stitch center seam, not stitching over allowance at upper edge (arrow). Neaten allowances and press open. Shoulder Seams Lay back piece right sides together with front. Stitch shoulder seams (seam number 1). Neaten allowances and press open. Neckline / Facing

lengthen or shorten pattern pieces
Our pattern is calculated for a height of 5 feet, 6 inches (168 cm). If you are taller or shorter, you may adjust the pattern to fit your size at the lines marked “lengthen or shorten here“.

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Lay back facings right sides together with front facing, stitch shoulder seams (seam number 2). Press allowances open. Neaten outer edge of facing.

4 Baste facing right sides together with edge of neckline,

= Make sure that you adjust all pieces of one model by the
same amount at the same lines How to lengthen and shorten pattern pieces: Cut the pattern pieces along the marked lines. To lengthen, slide the two halves of the pattern piece as far apart as necessary. To shorten, overlap the two halves of the pattern piece as far as necessary. Even out the side edges.

matching shoulder seams. Stitch. Trim allowances, clip curves. Clip in center front close to line of stitching (arrow). Lay facing into neckline. Press allowances onto facing. Topstitch facing close to joining seam, catching allowances (4a). = Turn facing to inside after stitching zipper.

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Sleeves

5 All sleeve pieces: To gather sleeve caps, stitch two closely 6

cutting out
FOLD (– – – –) means: Here is the center of a pattern piece but in no case a cut edge or seam. The piece should be cut double, with the fold line forming the center line. Pattern pieces outlined with a broken line in the cutting diagram are to be placed face down on the fabric. The cutting diagrams on the pattern sheet show how the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric.

spaced lines of machine basting (longest stitch setting) from * to * . Pin inner sleeve right sides together with outer sleeve. Baste and stitch lower edges together (seam number 6). Press allowances onto inner sleeve pieces and stitch 3/8 in (1 cm) wide for elastic casing (6a).

7 Baste outer sleeve to inside on FOLD LINE, press. Inner
sleeve lies on outer sleeve with wrong sides facing. Pin sleeve caps together at marking (middle of sleeve cap). Use a safety pin as a bodkin to insert elastic depending on the size to a length of about 103/4 - 111/8 - 111/2 - 12 - 121/4 - 123/4 - 13 ins (27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 cm). Baste ends of elastic together. To gather sleeve caps, pull bobbin threads of stitching lines so that sleeves fit edges of armholes between markings. Baste sleeves together, distribute gathering evenly. Attaching Sleeves

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For a single layer of fabric, the pattern pieces are pinned to the right side. For double layers of fabric, the right sides are facing and the pattern pieces are pinned ot the wrong side. Pattern pieces shown in the cutting diagram extending over the fold of the fabric should be cut last from a single layer of fabric. SEAM AND HEM ALLOWANCES must be added to the pattern pieces: 5 /8 in (1.5 cm) for hem and at all other seams and edges except on piece 9 and piece 10 (seam allowance is already included). Use BURDA carbon paper to transfer the pattern outlines (seam and hem lines) and all other lines and markings to the wrong side of the fabric pieces according to package instructions.

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Pin sleeves right sides together with edge of armhole between markings (seam number 7). Match marking at sleeve cap with shoulder seam. Distribute gathering evenly. Baste sleeve from sleeve side. Try on garment to check fit of elastic. Stitch sleeve, catching ends of elastic. = Trim seam allowances, also at lower edges of armholes, to 3/8 in (1 cm). Neaten allowances of sleeve inset seam together.

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Baste side seams (seam number 3) and stitch. baste center seam and stitch. K Baste bias strips on edges of armholes so that open edges lie on the allowance. Sew facing on at allowances of center front. 2-2 7556_Erw_EN_2. Press allowances of sleeve inset seams onto dress. press and topstitch close to edges. T Lay end of belt around bar of buckle and stitch. Trim corners diagonally. press. Bias Strips / Armholes Press bias strips in half lengthwise. Neaten allowances and press open. Belt Press hem to inside. neaten together and press onto bodice. matching side seams. catching bias strip. J Baste bias strips to inside. baste center seam. turn in and baste. sew on at shoulder seams and on zipper bands by hand. Topstitch close to edges of armholes between sleeve edges.10. Trim allowances. Topstitch close to edges of armholes. Side Seams Lay back pieces right sides together with front. wrong side facing in. Trim allowances. Sew bias strips on at allowances of shoulder seams. Trim allowances. Stitch bias strips. stitch two closely spaced lines of machine basting (longest stitch setting). Undo basting at slit. Baste side seams (seam number 4) and stitch.2009 16:19:58 Uhr . Attach Skirt O Pin skirt right sides together with bodice. edges together as illustrated. L Baste bias strips to inside. B Armholes / Bias Strips Press bias strips in half lengthwise. Neaten end. Hem R hem. Baste and stitch 9 Baste bias strips on edges of armholes so that ends lie on lower edges of sleeves and open edges on the allowance. Stitch narrow S Fold belt lengthwise. P Baste zipper concealed under edges of slit. wrong side facing in. Stitch zipper with the zipper foot of your sewing machine. Trim allowances. Neaten allowances and press open. Leave slit basted. Gather Upper Edge of Skirt N To gather upper edge of skirt. Baste side seams (seam number 3) and stitch. Distribute gathering evenly. Zipper Neaten allowances at edges of slit and baste to inside.indd 2 26. clip curves. Baste edges. = Trim allowance at edges of armholes 3/8 in (1 cm). Pull bobbin threads to gather edge to fit bodice. Neaten allowances and press open. Center Back Seam / Slit M Lay back skirt panels right sides together. AB SKIRT Center Front Seam Lay front skirt panels right sides together. Neaten allowances and press open.Pattern 7556 A Side Seams Lay backs right sides together with front. press. Turn belt. Knot ends of thread. press. clip curves. Secure ends of stitching. right side facing in. Stitch skirt between lines of gathering (seam number 5). Q Baste facing to inside. Neaten allowances and press open. Stitch center seam from slit mark to lower edges. Stitch bias strips 3/8 in (1 cm) wide. Side Seams Lay back skirt panel right sides together with front skirt panel.

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