6/15/2018

Summer Dress along Day Three


All right! Week three is rolling in and we're ready for the funky burrito method. This is such a super cool way the dress comes together- I can't wait till you see it. 




If you're just starting, NO WORRIES-- head over to the Day One post HERE and start from there. Pop back over to us when you're ready.



Meg made a very helpful video to get us through this bit, so I'll post hers here.

First we'll sew the neckline.



Sewing the neck seam

(Step 6a in pattern)



Top dress is RST with Under dress, match up the neckline and shoulder seams and pin a ton. Sew around the entire neckline, then clip curves. 

Turn bodice RSO and press well. You may have to take some time here to press that neckline nicely. I like to use my sewing ham, not to be confused with this:


Image result for ham



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You can buy one here if you don't have it already.
They are great for curved pressing.


*I must add- my Dad said he's engineering something to help me film for next month's sew along (Painted Portrait Dress)! I'm excited to see what he makes for me, because this was not easy having my phone in the ceiling. LOL!!




Sewing the neckline:



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Burrito Method

(Step 6 b + c + d in pattern.)



This method does best with few words and more viewing:










It's important to roll tightly enough (I mean don't go crazy or anything, but--) when the roll arrives at the other side you have to take the armscye edges of the unrolled strap and wrap them around to meet. The wrong sides are facing out. Pin a ton again, and sew. Clip curves (always!) and turn the bodice RSO. 

Repeat for other side, starting with the finished side and rolling towards the unfinished armscye.


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Sewing the Side Seams

We are SO close. Let's get this dress together so next week all you have to do is hem. YAY!!!

(Step 7 a + b in pattern)


Match outer dress front with outer dress back RST and pin a ton. Sew starting from the bottom of outer dress allllllllllll the way down to the bottom of inner dress. Remember to follow around the in seam pockets--don't sew them shut! LOL Look at the diagram with the dashed line, that's where you'll sew on both sides.








GREAT WORK!


Stop here if you wish (or keep going). 
 Next week we will hem the dresses in step 8 a-d. 





Don't forget- I'll be popping on the Facebook Group daily to answer any questions. Link here. 


You can do this.

Happy Sewing!
XOXO

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38 comments:

  1. I get to wash my fabric today! I’ll catch up soon �� Thanks for all of these great tips!!!

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  2. I'm hoping to cut a muslin of the top today and stitch it up for fit and then cut into the real thing hopefully soon!

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    1. Marci You won the prize from Needle Ink & Thread!! Whoop whoop! Send me your details for shipping and I'll have Jesy send your items this week. <3 Thanks for sewing with us!

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  3. Just got my fabric. Thanks for the humorous and straightforward help. I have been seeing a long time but this dress intimidated me because I don’t want it to look shapeless.

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    1. It will be great! I thought the same thing, but it magically works out. <3

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  4. I’m going to sew the neckline today!

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    1. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  5. excellent blog posts and videos about this dress. The burrito role confused me a bit but its clear now! I'm getting started tonight!

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    1. It IS confusing at first- totally agree! I had to watch it 50 times. LOL!

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  6. This will come in really handy tonight! Thanks!

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  7. I’m a bit behind. Adding pockets today and moving forward from there. I have most of the weekend to sew so, hopefully, I can finish.

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    1. Never behind! Blog posts will be here for eternity.......... LOL! <3 According to British comedian (that I find hilarious) Russel Brand, time is an illusion. XOXO

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  8. Thanks so much for such a great post! I sewed some more on mine today, but I am SO slow! But I don't care....I'll get it done!! I can't wait for the burrito fun!

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    1. Lisa you are perfect the way you are!! See above comment to Lisa Cone!! <3 #timeisanillusion

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    2. Thanks Natalie :) I'm actually getting a little sewing time in tonight! I might be done before we start the next dress!

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  9. Thanks for all this wonderful info and detailed instruction. I never would’ve tried to sew a garment otherwise! This is so fun!

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    1. OH MY GOSH you made my weekend!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sewing with us!

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  10. Okay, I haven't yet cut out my pieces, but I'm excited to try this dress-voodoo!

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    1. Yasssssss gurl yassssssssss! You got it!

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  11. Thank you for all the effort you have put into this!!! I’m so glad I decided to join!

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    1. And I'm SO GLAD you're here sewing with us!!!!!! It's like a PARTY but without anxiety and wall flowering! LOLOL!

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  12. Natalie, Thank-you again for all your help with sizing and fit! I still haven't had the guts to cut into my fabric, but I have cut and sewn a dress for my daughter up to this week's post. I'm on to neckline and burrito. Once I see how hers fits, I will have a better idea for mine. :D Also have the strong suspicion, that a double gauze ends up fitting much looser than a rayon, or in her case, a sparkly taffeta!

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    1. Well her dress sounds positively magical!!!! I know you can do it for yourself! It's only fabric-- if you mess up cut it up and try again! Or burn it in a campfire like I do and-- TRY AGAIN. It will be ok!! :D XOXOXOXOXO

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  13. I'm a bit behind right now, but I've been enjoying reading ahead to get an idea of what I'll be needing to do. I'm hoping for some sewing time this weekend.

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    1. Never ever feel behind- you're fine just as you are, where you are, doing your thing. So glad you are finding some info helpful and can't wait to see what you make. <3

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  14. I'm just getting started. These videos Are SO HELPFUL! Thank you!

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    1. Yay Sasha! I'm so glad you find them helpful!!! I also want to sashe around the room (ballet move) every time I hear your name.... That's totally NOT weird right? Do you know of the magical Ru Paul and his song where he says it over and over again? LOLOL

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  15. Love your video tutorial - this is such a lovely sew-along! Thank you!

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    1. YAY Kate!! I'm so glad you're sewing with us...... let me know if there is anything I can do to make it EVEN BETTER!

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  16. I'm about to cut my fabric! I'm behind, but hoping to catch up this week!

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    1. Pam TIME is an illusion- you're not behind! In another realm you're like 45 steps ahead... so no worries whatsoever! :D LOL!

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    2. lol! thanks!
      I feel behind because I wasn't happy with one of the fabrics I bought- a rayon/linen to go with my ikat, but I now have a second ikat and it looks much better and will be lighter for summer. The other was heavier than I expected and it's so hard to pick colors online sometimes! Now I've cut everything and can't wait to start sewing!

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  17. I've got one fixed sewing machine to pick up from the repair shop so I should be making a burrito soon!

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  18. The burrito method was so easy to do, thanks to the clear video. The whole process has been amazing!

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  19. I just finished week 2 and watched these videos for week 3. Can't wait to try the burrito tomorrow!

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  20. Just finished all these steps - that burrito was crazy! On to the hem!

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