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Project

Drop-Shoulder Dress

Introduction

You can also use bias tape, rather than facing, to finish the neck and notch at back.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download dress pattern template, print, and assemble pattern. Lay out on towels (you may need to play around with positioning) and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    With right sides facing, sew interfacing pieces together at shoulders. Press seams open.

  3. Step 3

    With right sides facing, sew torso pieces together at shoulders and sides. Press seams open.

  4. Step 4

    Baste skirt piece along one long edge, then pull ends of thread to gather. With right sides facing, sew gathered edge to bottom of torso. Press seam open.

  5. Step 5

    With right sides facing, sew interfacing around neckhole and notch at back of dress. Trim seam, flip to inside of torso, and press down.

  6. Step 6

    Sew button at neck closure. Using some thread, create a loop buttonhole.

  7. Step 7

    Press sleeve opening under 1/4 inch, then another 1/4 inch, and hand-sew (with a slip stitch) to hem. Repeat on other side.

  8. Step 8

    Press hem under by 1/4 inch, then another 1/4 inch. Sew.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2013