We are thrilled to be able to bring you a sew along for the Farrah pattern. We will be sewing the top length of both views in the sew-along since the construction of the dress uses the same steps. This sew along features photos of every step in the sewing process to help you create a beautiful Farrah dress or blouse! We also have community lead sewing support in our Facebook group, or you can email directly for additional support.

GATHERING SUPPLIES

Before we begin sewing, here’s what you’ll need for your Farrah:

  • The Farrah printed pattern or pdf in your correct size. If you prefer copy shop patterns and you are located in the US, we recommend printing at pdfplotting.
  • Washed and pressed woven fabric. Recommended are light to medium weight woven fabrics with a nice drape, such as Rayon Challis, Rayon Crepe, Rayon Voile, Cotton Lawn, Cotton Voile, Linen, and Double Gauze.
  • 1/2 yd (0.5 m) Lightweight Woven fabric for the sleeve lining of View A.
  • 1 yd of tricot or other lightweight fusible interfacing. We recommend this tricot fusible interfacing from Wawak.
  • Tailor’s chalk or washable fabric marker
  • Preferred cutting tools: scissors/pins, or rotary cutter/weights
  • Pins for sewing
  • Thread snips
Fabric, notions, and Farrah sewing pattern pieces are shown.

TIPS FOR CUTTING

Make sure you have all of the pattern pieces you need for the view you are sewing. When cutting your fabric and pattern, here are a few important notes to remember:

  • Your fabric should be pre-washed the same way you plan to launder your garment.
  • Read the information on each pattern piece.
  • Grainlines are indicated on the pattern pieces. Place pattern pieces on the grainline, parallel to the selvage or fold. 
  • If the pattern says “Cut 2,” the pieces are mirror images of each other.
  • If the pattern says “Cut on FOLD,” place the pattern edge exactly along the fold of the fabric.
  • Clip all notches at 1/4” (0.6 cm) or less.
  • Transfer all pattern markings to your fabric with a washable marker or chalk.

VIEW A CUT LISTS

View A has ruffled short sleeves.

The cut fabric pieces of the Farrah sewing pattern are shown.

MAIN CUT LIST

  • #1 FRONT YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 2 ON FOLD
  • #2 BACK YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 2 ON FOLD
  • #3 OR #4 FRONT BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #5 BACK BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #6 UNDERARM GUSSET – CUT 2
  • #7 FRONT SLEEVE RUFFLE – CUT 2 OR CUT 4 (IF LINING RUFFLES)
  • #8 BACK SLEEVE RUFFLE – CUT 2 OR CUT 4 (IF LINING RUFFLES)
  • #9 GUSSET BIAS FACING – CUT 2

FUSIBLE CUT LIST

  • #1 FRONT YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #2 BACK YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 1 ON FOLD

VIEW B CUT LISTS

View B is sleeveless with a front ruffle.

The cut fabric pieces of the Farrah sewing pattern are shown.

MAIN CUT LIST

  • #1 FRONT YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 2 ON FOLD
  • #2 BACK YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 2 ON FOLD
  • #3 OR #4 FRONT BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #5 BACK BODICE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #6 UNDERARM GUSSET – CUT 2
  • #10 FRONT RUFFLE – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #11 ARMHOLE BIAS FACING – CUT 2

FUSIBLE CUT LIST

  • #1 FRONT YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 1 ON FOLD
  • #2 BACK YOKE & YOKE FACING – CUT 1 ON FOLD

ATTACHING FUSIBLE

Apply tricot fusible interfacing to the wrong side of one front yoke and one back yoke. The yokes with the fusible interfacing will be the yoke facings.

Next, we’ll prepare the bodice and sew the ruffles for both views.

Farrah Sew Along Posts: Getting Started | Prepare the Bodice and Sew the Ruffles | Sew Front & Back Bodices | Attach the Ruffle Sleeves, Sew Side Seams, and Hem | Sew the Underarm Gusset and Finish the Armhole


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