Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 3, Swing Dress Sew-a-Long

On Day 3 of the Swing Dress Sew-a-Long we're going to look at how to make a more custom fit for this sweet little dress. If you've missed day 1 and 2 you can catch up in the Handmaiden's Cottage Pattern Group on facebook.

With this pattern there is little difference in the finished garment measurement at the chest and some of you want to have a closer fitting bodice.

First you need to finish off the side pieces as indicated in the pattern tutorial.

Using a safty pin thread the 1/4" elastic through the casing you created with the bias tape. I used about 5 inches of elastic for each side for a size 5-6.

Before pulling the elastic all the way through secure the end of the elastic.

Pull the safty pin all the way through.

Then secure the other end.

And that's it! All you have left to do for today is assemble the sleeves as directed in the tutorial of the the Swing Dress pattern (affiliate link). 

Tomorrow we'll be assembling the rest of the dress and Friday will be all about those ruffles! Saturday join me back here and you'll get to see my dress all finished up.

Until next time, xx.

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