Monday, 18 August 2014

How To: Minimal Low Back Strap Dress

There's a special place in my heart for 90's vibe slip dresses (and a lot of other things 90's vibe).

TOOLS:
About 1.5m of non-see through fabric (I used satin but with the 'wrong' side out, feels amazing against skin)  |  Scissors  |  Fabric marker  |  Tube ribbon (about 1.2m if doing x-back)  | Pins  | Needle & Thread/Sewing machine

I. Trace the front and back pieces. Do a deeper V for the back piece and slight A-line for both. Also cut out a small piece of lining as shown in steps III & IV.
II. Sew the shoulder straps in place as shown below. This will help make sure everything stays straight when sewing the lining.
III. Pin the lining pieces together with the front and back piece. Sew a straight stitch about 0.5 cm from the edge.
IV. Cut small triangles out from the seam allowance for both the front and back pieces. Fold right side out and iron the seam.
V. Place front and back pieces right sides facing and pin the edges together. Sew all the way using a straight stitch. If the fabric you're using frays, zigzag the edges.
VI. Zigzag the hem and iron an approx. 2 cm fold, hand-stitching the hem. All done!
xo,

Julia

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