Twirly Lace Dress Tutorial April 5, 2013 – Posted in: dress, girls clothes, sewing, tutorial
I think she looks so mature and grown-up in this dress, but it would be so cute on a smaller girl, too. OK, so here we go!
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Now, press the seam downward towards the skirt, pressing down 1/2″ across the back opening, too. In this gap at the back, sew a line about 3/8″ below the fold to create your elastic casing. Insert a short piece of elastic and tack the ends down on each side. My elastic was about 3″ long- the waist measurement of my daughter minus the total length of the front and back pieces of the bodice. It might look a little funny, but the bow will cover this.
Thread the ribbon through the loops…
Last step… hem the dress. I HATE hemming on a curve, so I fought with my serger until I finally figured out how to do a rolled hem edge. It probably took longer then just hemming manually on my machine would have, but it proved to be an invaluable skill on the other dress. I love it! You can do whatever you want, though.
So, that is it! One Twirly Lace Dress for a sophisticated-looking, young lady. 🙂
P.S. I made the headband, too. Super easy! I took a half yard of 1″ crocheted lace trim and sewed the ends to a 2″ piece of 1″ wide elastic. I would show you that, too, but I can’t find it right now. 🙂
Let me know if you have any questions, and if you do use this tutorial, it should be for your own personal use (don’t just copy it and sell it as your own pattern/tutorial because that is so rude!) If you make one, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see it! 🙂
UPDATE: You can also get the doll version of this dress HERE.
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