I didn't get too much done yesterday. Mom has a sinus infection so most of my day was filled with doctor's offices, grocery stores and other errands. After which I my headache and I needed a nap (darn sickness & spring). But I did sew a bit.
I've decided to take step by step pics of this dress, since it is so simple and pics are much easier than thinking up discriptions of what I'm doing. I'm not going to point out where I'm differing from the pattern, if you have it you'll know and if not you probally don't care anyway...
. Cut everything out. This turns out to be quite a practical style with little fabric wastage. The side seam is angled slightly from the edge of the bodice side seam to the hem.
. Sew together center front of the bodice lining. I could have just put this on the fold but decided I wanted a seam here. It gives a tidy and sturdy opening for the top drawstring later on.
. Finish the bottom edge of the bodice lining. I just zig-zaged it.
. Trace drawstring lines onto right side of lining. My lines are 5/8" & 7/8" from the bottom.
. Sew together bodice front & back of lining at the shoulder. Press seams open. Repeat with fashion fabric.
.Right sides together, pin lining to fashion fabric at neckline. Stitch.
To be continued...