A close-up photo of the fabric I used:
Cut the front and back sides of the frock using the pattern given. The fabric I used is a cotton fabric which has bunny cartoons all over.
Make a small fold (about one-quarter of an inch) inside (to the wrong side) on both the back pieces as shown in the image below.
Fold again and hem. This fold should be bigger than the first fold (that is, about 1 inch).
You could notice in the image above that the button and buttonhole folds are slightly lower than the neckline. To correct this, you need to reshape the neckline. First, draw the new back neckline such that the top edges of the folds fall on the neckline, and then cut along the drawn shape.
Join the shoulders.
Attach bias tape to the armholes.
First, fold the 1 1/2 inch width bias tape in half, and pin it on the right side of the armholes.
Sew in the bias tape, leaving a 1/4 inch seam.
Clip the seam every 1/2 or 1 inch. Be careful not to cut through the stitch. (You can also use pinking shears to clip the seam.) Clipping the seam will give the armhole a better shape.
Now fold the bias tape inside (that is, to the wrong side) and hem.
Repeat this for the other armhole.
Join the sides.
To be continued tomorrow.
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Follow these links to read the other parts of this tutorial:
How to Attach A Peter Pan Collar
How To Attach A Pocket