SEWING TUTORIAL: How to Make the Brianna Dress
To start the Brianna Dress, place the PATTERN PIECES TOGETHER BEFORE CUTTING THE FABRIC.
The fabric must be cut in one piece, as shown in the image here.
After that, fold the dress and match the shoulder seams.
Stitch them together, front and back shoulder seams with a zigzag stitch or a serger.
Then, match the side seam and stitch them together as well.
The folded side of the dress will also need to be stitched together, only on the opened area.
Choose the dress’ sleeve length you need, or leave it sleeveless.
In all cases, fold the sleeve in half and press it flat to create a crease in the middle; this will help you to attach the sleeve later.
Then, stitch the side with a zig zag stitch or a serger.
Turn the sleeves to the right side and press them again.
Insert the sleeves into the dress and match the notches on the armhole with the ones on the sleeve.
Pin and stitch using a ziz zag stitch or serger and then, press the seams again.
Turn the sleeve to the wrong side and press them flat again.
Now, fold the sleeve’s cuffs and the hemline by 1’’.
Press them flat and stitch them with a twin needle or a coverstitch.
Press the cuffs and hemline again.
Now, you will need to add the appropriate neckline.
Grab the neckline pieces, front and back. Place front and back pieces together, right sides facing.
Then, stitch the shoulder seam with a zigzag or a serger, press them seams flat after.
Place the neckline on the dress and match the shoulder seam.
Then, stitch them together with a 3/8 inch seam allowance and a overlock stitch (or serger).
Press them flat again.
Then, turn the dress to the wrong side of the fabric and turn the facing to the inside, so you can see the right side of the facing’s fabric.
Press flat and stitch it with you twin needle or coverstitch.
FOR THE SLEEVELESS
Cut two straps of fabric 15’’ x 2’’.
Place them in the armhole area, right sides facing and trim the excess fabric from the straps.
Stitch the facings to the dress with a zigzag, overlock stitch or your serger.
Turn the dress to the wrong side and turn the facing pieces to the inside of the dress.
Press and stitch together with a twin needle or coverstitch.
AND THAT IS READY!
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