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Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.

Dress with a frilly top is not very complicated to make. Read instructions fully before you begin.

Laying out the pattern will depend on the width of your fabric. Here is one suggestion:Laying out the pattern for dress with a frilly top

  Assembly instructions.

  1. Stitch the shoulder seams of center and side panels.Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  2. Prepare the frills – finish the raw edge, and gather the frill to the required length.Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  3. Sandwich the frills between the center and side panels, baste to keep them in place. Stitch then overlock them together. Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  4. Close the side seams.Overlock the edges.Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  5. Prepare the facings. Neck facing is stitched at the shoulders, armhole facing has seams both at the shoulders and at the sides. Overlock the raw edge.
    Facing curved seams
  6.  Finish the armholes. Place the facing and the armhole right sides in, make sure to align the side and shoulder seams on both pieces. Stitch all the way around. Notch the curved sections and turn the facing to the wrong side.(See curved seams.) Press for the smooth finish. Do a back stitching if desired.   Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  7. Run the the two rows of long stitches along the top of the skirt piece.Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  8. Gather the skirt to a required width. Baste the top and the skirt together, make sure that the folds are evenly distributed all around the waist. Stitch together, when satisfied. Sewing the dress. Step-by-step instructions.
  9. Stitch the back of the dress leaving the opening for the zipper. Insert the zipper.preparering the dress for a back zipper
  10. Apply the neckline facing.Finishing the necline of a dress
  11. Hem and steam the dress.



When pressing the ready seams make sure not to pull and misshape the raw edges.

Useful sewing techniques:

Dress with a frilly top finished lookDress with a frilly top

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2 thoughts on “Dress with a frilly top detailed sewing instructions.

  1. Thanks I never knew it is this simple

  2. Most welcome. Happy sewing.

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