Friday, October 1, 2010

Vintage Dress Lesson 4

This is one of those dresses that just needed a sash to look complete! The sash should be cut with the grain of the fabric, but I have discovered that in a "fabric emergency" no one will know the difference. Here are the basic sash measurements that I use, but you want to adjust them according to your style dress. Remember, you will be cutting two sashes

Width- 6 1/2"

Length- 12 month 26", 18 month 27", 2 years 29", 3 years 31", 4 years 33", 5 years 35"

Working with one sash at a time, right sides together, fold the fabric in half and pin the raw edges together. At one end, fold up the corner at a 90% angle and cut off the corner. Stitch a 1/4" seam across the angled corner and down the side leaving the other end open. Clip the corners, turn the sash right side out and press.

Fold the sash in half and baste the raw end of the sash to the back side seam of the dress. I like to place the sash so that it covers the back yoke edge. Now sew up the side seams and complete the dress!

Our last Vintage Dress Lesson will give directions for the thread loop to hold the sash in place.

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