The anticipation of a new project is always an exciting part of the creative process for me. The seemingly endless possibilities are simultaneously thrilling and daunting. I’ve put together this post filled with Orchid Midi fabric recommendations and inspiration to help you through this part of the process. Prior to selecting fabric, I like to
Your Orchid dress is so close to being finished! We’ll wrap up our sewing by constructing the waistband casing and then attach the bodice to the skirt. PREP WAISTBAND CASING With the right sides together, sew the waistband center back seam, and press the seam open. Prep the waistband casing hem by stitching a baste
It’s time to sew the mitered corners and hem the skirt. We’ll start by prepping the hem. PREP HEM Prep the hem by stitching a baste stitch 3/8” (1 cm) from the cut edge of the hem and slit extension. Use this stitch line as a guide to fold the hem and sides of the
Now we will begin to assemble the skirts. We’ll start by sewing the pockets and move to sew the skirt side seams. ATTACH THE POCKET FACING TO THE UNDER POCKET LINING Finish the angled edge of the pocket facing or fold it under at 3/8” (1 cm). Pin the pocket facing right side up to
We’ll finish sewing our bodices by adding the sleeves and sewing the side seams. If sewing View B, skip all of the View A instructions below. SEWING SIDE SEAMS AND ATTACHING RUFFLE SLEEVES – VIEW A First, we will sew the side seams and then attach the ruffled sleeves to finish the View A bodice.
We’re going to continue sewing and assemble the front and back bodices of our Orchid dresses. We will attach the yokes, sew on bias binding, and learn how to clean finish the yokes and shoulder seams. ATTACH FRONT YOKE TO FRONT BODICE With the right sides together, pin the front yoke to the front bodice,
Now that pieces have been cut and interfaced, it’s time to begin sewing. We’ll start with staystitching, sewing the bodice darts on the C/D bodice, sewing the drawstring ties, and adding gathering stitches to the bodice and View B sleeves. STAYSTITCH THE NECKLINES Unless noted, the seam allowance included is 3/8” (1 cm) for joined