Ready for Day 2 of our Blue Dress Sew Along? Here we go, friends.
After cutting all of your fabric yesterday, we’re ready to sew today. Make darts on the front of one of your fabric rectangles. To do so, use a fabric marker to make a dot 4.5″ down from the top of your fabric on each side.
Then draw a triangle with a 1.5″ base and 4.5″ sides, with the point of the triangle on the interior and the opening/base of the triangle on the edge. Match up the lines of your triangle. Pin and sew in place. *This means that the darts go about 4.5″ in.
After you make darts, sew your front and back rectangles together, right sides facing each other. You should be back to one large rectangle of fabric. The front should have darts and the back shouldn’t. Finish off the seam where you sewed the two pieces together with a serger, an overcasting stitch or pinking shears.
*Your front side (the side with the darts) will be a little shorter than the back side. It’s no problem (we’ll make up for the difference when we hem), but make sure your top edge is lined up exactly and that the fabric difference ends up at the bottom.
Here are all of the Blue Dress Sew Along posts-