5596 DRESS WITH TRAIN

 

YOU NEED: sheer natural/mixed fabric; chiffon (for train); concealed zip; stiff braid of 0.75 cm width; clue web.

 

IF THE PATTERNS HAVE DOUBLE CONTOUR, THE SEAM ALLOWANCE IS PROVIDED,

IF THE PATTERNS HAVE SINGLE CONTOUR, THE SEAM ALLOWANCE IS NOT PROVIDED.

 

SEAM ALLOWANCE: 1 cm for all seams, 2 cm for hem.

 

NB! Before sewing, print paper patterns and lay them out according to the linen width (from 90 to 150 cm) to find out how much material you need (do not forget about double and symmetric details).

 

WHEN SEWING, BE CAREFUL WITH NOTCHES THEY MUST BE COINCIDING!

 

CUTTING:

Fabric:

1. Center back part 2 pieces

2. Side back part 2 pieces

3. Center front part 1 piece

4. Side front part 2 pieces

 

Chiffon:

1. Train 2 pieces

 

Lining:

1. Center back part 2 pieces

2. Side back part 2 pieces

3. Center front part 1 piece

4. Side front part 2 pieces

 

You can use the fabric as lining. The lining ends at back slits top.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

1. Stitch middle back seam to slit notch. Stitch front/back relieves into fabric details. Neaten middle back seam and press it apart pressing the slit. Neaten other seams and press them toward the center.

 

2. Stitch side seams excluding closure segment into left seam. Neaten seam allowances and press them apart. Stitch the zipper in.

 

3. Cut the braid into 6 pieces. Stitch pieces to allowances of right seam, relieve seams and middle back seam between waistline and dress upper edge.

 

4. Stitch middle back seam, front/back relieves, side seams into lining details excluding closure slit. Neaten seams and press them.

 

5. Lay the dress on the lining right sides together. 5 mm before the zipper: fold the lining out and pin it to dresss upper edge. Fold closure allowances into right side and pin them to upper edge (over the facing). Stitch upper edges together. Fold closure allowances into wrong side. Fold the lining upwards and topstitch on the seam allowance at 1-2 mm from the seam. Fold the lining into wrong side and fix it to zipper braid.

 

6. Neaten dress/lining hems, fold them into wrong side and topstitch on wrong side.

 

7. Stitch trains together, neaten them and press. Fold edges into wrong side and sew.

 

8. Make a hole into the dress. Pull the train into the hole, tie trains ends to fit it.