Frock by Friday: Wednesday

June 23, 2010


1. Pin the upper back and back skirt pieces right sides together at the waist, sew.

2. With right sides together sew front sides to back sides matching seams.

 

 


3. Iron the top of the back over by 1/4. Iron over again by 1/4. Sew down with a narrow stitch.
If you are using knit you could either leave it raw and cut off a half an inch or if you have a serger, cut off a half and inch and serge the edge.
 
Iron seam
 




4. Turn Dress right side out and fold down at waist seam.

 







5. Beginning at the point where the two front pieces meet sew a stitch about 3/8" away from
your previous stitch making a casing where your elastic will go. Leave an opening so that you
can insert your elastic and an opening so that it can come out the other end. See video below.


6. Thread elastic through with a large safety pin.

 




7. Once elastic is all the way through sew ends to secure. Then sew opening shut.
Done for today!

11 {comments}:

mushbelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that fabric! Is it a knit? I wish I could find good knits locally. :(

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a situation. I cant figure out where the elastic casing is going and how it is formed. I see that you say to start. Is it on the front or the back? In other words, does it go all the way around the dress? Also, the seam that is 3/8 away from the other, does that mean towards the bottom of the dress or the top? Sorry, I am clueless. I need to see what it looks like when it is done. Please help. Did I miss sewing the side seams? Thank you.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Donna,
Yes, with right sides together sew front sides to back sides matching seams.

I just posted a video to the post for you to get an idea of how the casing looks.

The elastic is all the way around.

You start in the front where the two breast pieces come together.

Let me try to better explain....

The stitching you made to sew the top pieces to the skirt pieces....

that's where your casing will be.

A casing is just a tunnel where your elastic will go through.

The stitching you made to sew the top pieces to the skirt pieces will be the bottom of the casing, just sew another line of stitches parallel to those. AND REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR TOP FOLDED DOWN SO THAT YOUR STITCHES GO THROUGH BOTH THE TOP AND THE SKIRT.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

mushbelly,
Yes, it is knit. I loved it too so I bought when I saw it even though I didn't have any use for it at the time. Actually I bought it at JoAnn's. Perhaps you can find it there. I think it was in the discounted isle.

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks so much, Kathleen. I got it!

the sleepy time gal said... Best Blogger Tips

very cool fabric, and i loved the kiddos playing in the background.

Donna said... Best Blogger Tips

I wanted to also say that the video was extremely helpful to me. I was really turned around. Thanks you for taking the time to post that.

jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi...hope that you don't mind me asking here (as I am also doing this sew along too) was wondering if you could quickly tell me how you did that curly sash on the blue and red dress...when you said that you cut a circle what exactly do you mean....want to play around with a sash like that one and so hoping that you will help out :) thanks so much love the frock by fridays so fun, this one is looking very cute (easy too) J

Ane Oti said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't find the video, can someone tell me where it is??? I'm very confused too!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

ane oti,
It should be after step 5. It's embedded in the post.

Ane Oti said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks I got it. It was my computer problem. I think I'm caught up now.

 
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