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Hey guys! It’s been so long; I’m finally going to post the tutorial on how to make the office dress we drafted together. I have made so many dresses but no pictures to show the process.
You can check out my Instagram page to see some of the clothes I made. It’s easier to post them on Instagram. @sewingandfabric

 

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I made the orange office dress for a friend; I also made one for myself with a thick stretchy fabric.

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What you will need to make this dress are;

A sewing machine,
Scissors,
Long zipper,
Cotton fabric,
Thread to match your fabric,
A serger (optional),
Lining fabric (for support),

We have already drafted the pattern. Get your pattern and cut your fabric. Leave ¾ in allowance . click here and here to draft your pattern.

1    Trace the dart with a tracing pen on your fabric, if you don’t have a tracing pen, you can do exactly what I did. Hand stitch on the dart lines (use a contrasting color), and gently cut the thread from the pattern. Raise the fold pattern up a bit and cut the thread in a way that you can still see traces of the thread on the other side of the fabric piece.

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2      Start by sewing the dart, for both the main piece and lining piece.

3      Sew the back zip allowance together, leaving the slit allowance open (don’t forget to always press after sewing).

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4    Sew one side of the slit as seen in the picture.

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5    Place the zipper on the back side of the dress. Pin down to avoid shaking while you sew.

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6   Use a seam ripper to open the zipper allowance stitches before sewing the top part.

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7   Sew the side seams including the shoulders.

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8    Sew the lining the same way you sew the dress except for the zipper allowance.Leave the zipper allowance open.

9     Attach the lining to the dress. Place the front side of the lining to the front side of the dress, in a way that the back of the lining will be facing you.

10    Pin around the neck and sew, don’t forget to leave the zipper allowance open.

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11  Tuck the lining inside the dress and iron.

12   Sew the side seams of the sleeves and attach it to the armhole and sew.

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13   Hand stitch the lining zipper opening to the main dress, just to give it a nice finish look.

 

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