By: burdastyle http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/theresa-dress
By participating in a Project Runway-esque competition at Kent State University, winner Theresa Rietschlin won the opportunity to have a creation of their choice made into a BurdaStyle sewing pattern sponsored by Coats & Clark. This is her lovely design. This sweet, sleeveless dress pattern features a curvedneckband and 1
ruffled front, a voluminous skirt with side pockets and a band which ties at the waist. It is a perfect summer frock. We made our sample in a paisley printed cotton, but explore other cotton options, too. For the front ruffles, we serged the edges, but you could also do a zig-zag stitch or simply leave the edges raw for a more vintage feel.
2 1/2 – 2 3/4 yds. (2,20 – 2,45m.) self, interfacing and invisible zipper. The skirt is 21" (53 cm.) long from the waistband.
Step 1 — PATTERN
PATTERN 1 Center front piece 1x 2 Side front piece 2x 3 Back piece 2x 4 Front placket 1x 5 Front neckline placket 2x 6 Back neckline placket 4x 7 Front skirt panel 1x 8 Back skirt panel 2x 9 Pocket pouch 4x 10 Ruffle 2x 2
11 Strap 2x 12 Bias straps / armhole 2x Fabrics: Cottonfabrics The patterns can be printed out at the copy shop. If you decide to print them at home, follow the instructions: Paper cut for ANSI A (German DIN A4) prints: The patterns are printed out on 30 sheets with a thin frame. Wait until all sheets are printed out. Arrange the sheets so that they fit together (see additional page with the overview of the prints). Fold the single sheets on theupper and right edge along the thin frame lines. Begin with the left lower sheet and then tape the frame lines together precisely.
Step 2 — ADJUST PATTERN SIZE TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS
ADJUST PATTERN SIZES Select your size according to the Burda-dimension table: dresses, blouses, jackets and coats according to the bust size, trousers and skirts according to the hip width. Change the pattern to fityour measurements if they deviate from the Burda-size chart. Cut out the pattern pieces 1 to 12 for the dress according to your size. Refer to our â– Adjust patterns for mixed sizesâ– technique. LENGTHENING OR SHORTENING THE PATTERN PIECES Our pattern is calculated for a height of 5â– 6â– (168 cm). If you are taller or shorter, you can adjust the pattern pieces along the lines marked “lengthen orshorten here”. This way the proper fit is maintained. Always adjust all pattern pieces along the same line to the same degree. How to lengthen and shorten pattern pieces: Cut the pattern pieces along the marked lines To lengthen, slide the two halves of the pattern piece as far apart as necessary. To shorten, overlap the two halves of the pattern piece as far as necessary. Blend the side edges.3
Step 3 — CUTTING OUT | FOLD
CUTTING OUT FOLD (â– â– â– â– ) means: Cut on the fold, the fold being the center of the pattern piece, but never a cut edge or seam. The piece should be cut double, with the fold line forming the center line. Pattern pieces that are outlined with a broken line in the cutting diagrams are to be placed face down on the fabric. The cutting diagrams on the patternsheet show how the pattern pieces should be placed on the fabric. The cutting diagrams show the placement of the pattern on the fabric. For a single layer of fabric, the pattern pieces are pinned to the right side. For double layers of fabric, the right sides are facing and the pattern pieces are pinned to the wrong side. The pattern pieces that are shown extending over the fold of the fabric inthe cutting diagram should be cut last from a single layer of fabric.
Step 4 — SEAM ALLOWANCE | INTERFACING
SEAM AND HEMLINE ALLOWANCES are included on an average: 1 5â— 8" (4 cm) for hem, 5/8â– (1.5 cm) for all edges and stitches. Using BURDA copying paper, transfer the lines and signs of the pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric. Instructions can be found in the packaging....
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