Monday, December 16, 2013

Style 123


This suit was inspired by a 1955 Givenchy design.
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This is dress has a princess line bodice and dropped waist.
Stay stitch the curve on the bodice side front.  Clip curves.

 Stitch the bodice pieces.

 Shoulder seams
 Stitch the lining to the bodice at the neckline and the armholes.
 Side seams
 Underskirt and lining, cut about 1/2" off the bottom of the lining.
 Stitch the skirt to the lining, under-stitch.

Press the center fronts of the overskirts.

 Stitch the overskirt to the bodice.

 Hand stitch the back opening to the lining.
 Stitch the lining to the center back.
 Hem the overskirt
 Stitch the front facings to the hem.

 Stitch the skirt lining to the bottom of the skirt.
 Under-stitch the seam.
 Gather the skirt lining to the lining yoke.
Gather the skirt to the bodice, stitch up the center back seam.

Fit the lining yoke to the bodice by making a few tucks at the waistline.