|dress: made by me // clutch: c/o windsor // shoes: c/o lulu’s // watch: michael kors // bracelet: c/o hellofab|
- 1 yard (60″ wide) stretchy knit fabric (more or less depending on your desired length)
- matching thread
Cut the neckline of the FRONT piece to your desired depth and shape.
Step 2 (not pictured): Cut your sleeves, using the same method in this tutorial.
Step 3. Using the newly lowered neckline of your FRONT piece, cut a 1″ wide strip that is an identical scoop to your neckline, as seen below. Cut a second piece that matches the BACK neckline.
With right sides together, pin the strip to the neckline. To avoid a loose and floppy neckline, pull the strip slightly in between pins, then sew around the neckline with a straight stitch at a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Repeat on the BACK neckline with the matching strip.
Step 4. Now fold the strips over, wrong sides together, and press into place, as seen below. Pin and sew around the neckline with a straight wide stitch, as seen two photos down.
Step 5. Pin shoulders together and sew with a straight stitch. Trim the seam allowance and serge if desired.
Step 6. With right sides together, pin the sleeve to the dress, starting at the shoulder and moving out toward the armpit (as seen below).
Sew with a straight stitch and 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat on second sleeve.
Step 7. With right sides together, sew up the sides. starting at the end of the sleeve and sewing all the way to the hem. Make sure your armpit seams are matched up first before you start pinning.
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