Important Note: The princess seams on the Kitty size pattern are 3/8" rather than 1/4" as on all the other sizes.
All other seams on the Kitty size are 1/4" as usual.
Cut out your pattern pieces choosing
This pattern is very tailored,
When choosing your thread color,
Match the curved edges of the Side
Clip the curved seams down to the stitching.
Press the seam open or towards the|
side seam of the dress, using the
rounded end of a pressing ham.
If you do not have a
pressing ham, there are instructions and a
pattern to make one on the Perfect Patterns
website. Here are the direct links:
To determine if your fabric seams should|
be pressed open or to the sides, do a
test on your fabric with small swatches
and press the seam to one side. If the
seam allowance shows to much from the
right side after pressing, you will want
to press the seams of your dress open
Follow the instructions and sew the |
dress front and lining front.
Following the same pinning instructions
given for the dress front, carefully
pin the Dress Side Back to the Back
pieces, dress and lining.
Stitch both seams and clip the curves.
Do not press the seams yet!
Stitch the center back seam|
up to the clip mark.
Using a long running stitch, stitch
from the clip mark up to the neck.
The running stitch acts as a stabalizer
to keep the back opening from
distorting as you are pressing
the curved seams.
Press the seams.
By printing out these pages and putting them in a 3 ring binder, you will have a good start on an excellent personal sewing book. Write notes in the borders that will help you the next time.
These pages can also be saved as complete webpages (including photo's).
Instructions For Making a Desktop Folder
and Saving Lesson Pages!
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