The Kira Dress

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The Kira Dress Created by myself, I’m not a qualified dressmaker, I am a lover of sewing, a self-taught sewer having said that I do have a qualification as a craft Teacher and currently doing a Master tailoring Course I also voluntary teach sewing at my local children’s centre and I am looking in to teaching sewing for beginners, intermediate  and dressmaking.

So on to The Kira Dress, I firstly created the bodice pattern on paper using my little ones measurements.

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I then decided to go straight in and cut my fabric and not to a mock up of it first, how very daring of me 🙂

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At this point I have only cut the denim bodice and waist band as I will be cutting the dress part a bit later.

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I place the lining and denim fabric wrong sides together and sewed around the neck and armhole’s, I clipped the curves and trimmed the edges, turned the right way out and ironed and topped stitched .

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I inserted the zip and top stitched along the zip line.

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Waist Band – I folded in half and pressed placed it on to the bodice front and topped stitched it into place, using a double row of stitches.

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25 I then joined the shoulder and waist together and that’s the top part of the dress ready.

For the dress part I calculated my little ones waist measurements and added on 10″ for gathering and using her length measurements I cut out a rectangle.

26For the gathering of the dress I turn my tension to the highest point on my machine it is number 9 and the also the highest stitch length this when sewing makes the fabric gather really nicely.

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I then pinned the bodice and dress part together at the waist and sewed all the way around, and down the seam to make it a dress, I then measure the length again and pinned in a hem sewed the hem in to place using one row of stitches, pressed the dress and my little one could hardly wait to be my model. x

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Thanks for taking a look and reading this post, please let me know what you think 🙂

Handmade Blossom Tree XX

 

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