Frock by Friday™: Monday

June 21, 2010

Download Pattern here.

1. With five sheets at a time cut the top and right sides of the papers.

2. Arrange them from bottom to top as shown in the first page of the pattern

3. Cut out pieces.

4. To lengthen the two lower blouse pieces to make a dress cut your patterns in half and position the bottom half 10 inches below the top and 3.5 inches from the fold.

5. Arrange the skirt upper front and sleeve patterns on the fabric, saving the upper back for after you've cut. *Remember to follow the arrows on the patterns in the direction of your grainline. A grainline is the direction that the threads in your fabric run, up and down, left and right.

6. To lengthen the other piece, do so as in the photo to left.

7. Cut.
8. Take the rest of your fabric and fold in half. Take the upper back piece and cut on the fold.


11 {comments}:

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your cloth!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I think i want to do this with you! I actually wanted to make this exact dress after seeing verypurpleperson's rendition, and i have some fun fabric for it too! love your fabric choice, make me with i have fun cotton stripes. going to finish my current dress tonight and hopefully i can start catching up tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love your fabric! I'm still waiting on mine to get here so I can start (but I guess I can go tape the pattern!)

kimmie said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't figure out how much elastic we need. It seems like it'd be something we need... but I can't see where it tells us how much!

Claire (aka Seemane) said... Best Blogger Tips

For kimmie (re: length of elastic to cut, width is 0.7cm - approx. ¼ of an inch)... I found this from Step 7 of the BurdaStyle instructions for the Tara patterns (the instructions you view step-by-step, NOT the PDF version that get's downloaded from the Pattern download-page BTW).

Cut elastic for...
Size 4 – 25 ½” (65 cm)
Size 6 – 27” (69 cm)
Size 8 – 29” (73 cm)
Size 10 – 30” (77 cm)
Size 12 – 32” (81 cm)
Size 14 – 33 ½” (85 cm)
Size 16 – 35” (89 cm)
...long and insert it using a safety pin. Position loose ends in front center diagonally on top of each other and stitch it together. Secure seam ends.
TIP: Verify the fit first by trying it on.

^I presume it's US sizing & not UK sizing that BS have used above (I'm in the UK - can you guess LOL!), however... what I find confusing is for cutting the length of elastic says for sizes 4-16 cut "XYZ", or "ABC" however the fabric-pattern pieces are sized in the usual BS manner of 32,34, etc. up to size 44.

So, IMHO I reckon we should go by our under-bust measurement (for me that'd be size 14/33 ½" for the figures above) and allow a little extra to "Verify the fit first by trying it on" as per their suggestion).

:) Seemane

Casey said... Best Blogger Tips

I've read and reread through the posts on this project. You said you're using knit but that is the only advice on fabric. Any more details... I am pretty new to sewing clothing.

Grosgrain said... Best Blogger Tips

With this dress I'd say almost anything goes other than say a thick bottomweight material. This is a summery dress so what would be most appropriate is soft flowy materials. Silk, satin, blends of those, knits, chiffon, etc.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm going with rayon. I'm a sucker for the stuff. :)

Casey said... Best Blogger Tips

I bought my stuff finally! my first frock by Friday!... also... BTW, this "Monday" post doesn't come up in the "Link to this Project"

growningrace said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a complete newbie question, but when I'm cutting out the bottom skirt pieces that I've cut in half: do I cut them out on the fabric as one piece, or two separate pieces?

Marianne Elixir said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm just getting to this dress. however, I cannot get my test square to be the right size on my printer. Any tips? It's either 1/16 too small, or 1/8 too big.

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