Delilah Dress

By JK Creations jkcreations.blogspot.com Size 3-4 years

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Delilah Dress
(approximately size 3: age 3-4) For Personal use only please.

Supplies: • ½ metre of focus fabric • ¼ metre of co-ordinating fabric • Matching thread • Pattern pieces

Step 1 • Cut out pattern pieces as indicated • All seam allowances are standard sewing foot width unless otherwise stated.

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Step 2 – Making straps • Start with the 4 pieces of PATTERN PIECE D

• Take 2 of piece D and place them right sides together. Repeat for other 2 pieces.

• Stitch down the curved side of both pieces and clip the curves

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• Turn right side out. Roll and press the seams. • Take the co-ordinating fabric 2 x piece C • Place right side down and press

• Fold in half length wise and press

• Open out flat again then fold both the top and bottom sections in half to the centre fold line (like making your own binding) and press

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• Then fold in half on the centre line and press

• Repeat this for both of pieces C. This is what you should have

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• Run a basting (Longest possible stitch) stitch down the straight side of PATTERN PIECE D, be sure not to back stitch. Also leave enough thread on each end to pull on. Repeat for both pieces.

• Pull gently on the TOP thread and slide the fabric to gather it. Repeat for both pieces. It should look like this.

• Now take piece C and open it up. Take gathered piece D and pin to the bottom side of piece C. Be sure it is gathered enough to sit 1 ½ cm inside each end of piece C.

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• Fold over the top again and pin in place. Stitch along the folded side. Repeat for both pieces.

• And there are your straps DONE! They should look like this.

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STEP 3 – Making the bodice • Take 2 pieces of PATTERN PIECE A. Pin straps to one of the pieces in position as indicated in pattern.

• Place the other piece A right sides together and pin in place. Stitch down the curved top edge making sure to double stitch the straps to reinforce them.

• Clip the curves and turn right side out. It should look like this

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• Take the 2 pieces of PATTERN PIECE B. Place one of these pieces right side up and pin the other end of the straps in place.

• Place on top the other piece B right sides together and pin. Stitch the curved edge, clip the curves and turn right side out.

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• Take the side seam of each the back and front bodice piece on either side, pin right sides together and stitch each side. Turn right side out, press and topstitch the top curved edge of the bodice.

• So that is the bodice done, it should look like this.

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STEP 4: Making Skirt • Now take the two pieces of PATTERN PIECE E. Run a basting stitch along the longer side (50cm side) of both pieces, be sure you don’t backstitch. Gather by gently pulling the TOP thread to the width of the bodice. Pin both pieces right sides together.

• Stitch down each side and then zig zag to tidy edges (or use a serger/overlocker)

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• Turn skirt right side out. Pin bodice to the top of the skirt right sides together. Stitch around the top and zig zag to tidy edges (or use a serger/over locker). Turn right side out.

• You can either hem the bottom OR making your own binding using the co-ordinating fabric and bind the hem. Then you’re done!! Congratulations if you’ve made it this far, I hope it all made sense! Feel free to ask if you have any questions….

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Copyright 2010 Jess Swinton. All rights reserved. Personal use only

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Copyright 2010 Jess Swinton. All rights reserved. Personal use only

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