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Making a Little Girl’s Dress

June 4, 2014

bodice of child's dress

 

This is the bodice of the dress that I have made for my three year old god-daughter.  In real life the dress is finished apart from a tiny bit of hand stitching to neaten off a few details on the inside.  However in blogland it is still a work in progress because I have been showing the construction step by step to demonstrate the dressmaking techniques I use. Because I only use straight stitch machines – hand machines and treadles – zigzagging and overlocking is a mystery to me.  I didn’t know what an overlocker looked like until I watched the Great British Sewing Bee recently, and I had been reading American blogs for ages before I worked out that sergers were what we call overlockers.

bound armhole seam

Today I have put a post on my blog, lavishly illustrated with 18 photos, showing how I do bound armhole seams.  Previous posts include photos of how I have drafted the pattern piece for the collar and done the felled seams.

 

I hope my posts are helpful to keen retro fans.  There is still a way to go before I have posted all the stages of construction.

  1. And I’d wear that cute little outfit too! Just in a bigger size. Thanks for posting the DIY and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

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