Weeks ago I wrote about an off shoulder dress I will be making. I finally got to it. :). Below are the requirements.
Scissors, Knit fabric, Tape measure, Thread, Chalk, Pins and Sewing machine a vest.
Make sure you’re using a Knit/ Jersey fabric or any stretchy fabric. Lay the fabric flat on the table with the raw edges (grain) together.
Get a Vest that fits right on you and measure out where you want the off shoulder to start from then mark it at both arms.
Lay the vest on your fabric and trace down starting from where you marked on the vest.
I tried using the chalk but because of the color of the fabric. it wasn’t really showing so I had to use a pencil for the line so it could show in the photo.
Measure down from the end of the vest to whatever length you want the dress to be and add 1″ for the hem. For mine, I used 15″.
Mark a long line and trace a line from the vest to the new length. Make sure you take 1/2″ off from each side of the hem.
Cut it out with 1/2″ seam allowance.
Pin together the sides and sew the 2 sides. If you have a serger or interlock you can use it to finish the edges.
Always make sure you press open seams after sewing.
Step 8 – Sleeve
Measure your arm from the front armhole to the back armhole. This will be the length of the sleeve.
I used 4″ width by 9″ length then sew one edge of it using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Attach the Sleeve to the Dress Arm with the raw edge starting at the neck and the hemmed seam ending at the armhole.
After adding the sleeves, sew the armhole with 1/2 ” seam allowance.
Sew the neck and also the bottom of the dress.
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