Pin the pleats in the skirt front and front lining.
Staystitch and press lightly to hold in place.
Stitch the darts in the skirt back and lining.
Press seams open.
NOTE: The waist band for this dress was designed
Stitch the waistband pieces together, trim seam |
allowances to a point on each end of the seam
allowance. This eliminates most of the extra
fabric that would normally be left in the seam
to cause a bulky look from the outside. Get into
the habit of trimming seam allowance ends on all seams.
Staystitch the long upper edge of the waistband |
LINING. Press in lightly along the
Stitch the waistband to the skirt. Stitch the |
waistband lining to the skirt lining.
Staystitch the bottom edge of the bodice,
clip to the staystitching.
|Mark the center front of the bodice and skirt.|
Pin the bodice to the top edge of the waistband,
Press both raw edges towards the waistband.
Right sides together, pin the lining to the
Stitch the center back seams of the skirt together.
Hand stitch the top of the kickpleat overlap to hold in place.
Hand stitch the waistband lining. Finish with snap closures down the back opening.
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