Flower Garden Shirt Dress Created especially for Pfaff Tailored shirt dresses are once again a fashion must. Create a special one-of-akind dress right out of the garden with beautiful decorative stitching and embroidered floral motifs. SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED: Shirt dress pattern (e.g. Butterick # 3651 or similar) Linen yardage according to pattern Pfaff creative Card No. 309 Rayon thread (Robison-Anton in assorted colors) Tear-away stabilizer Air- or water-soluble marking pen FABRIC CUTTING DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut your fabric according to the pattern instructions. NOTE: We shortened this dress to make it knee rather than ankle length EMBROIDERY: 1. Set up your embroidery sewing machine for embroidery and insert Pfaff creative Card NO. 309. 2. Mark the placement for the motifs along the dress front and back pieces so the bottom of the embroidery is about 4" up from the bottom edge of the fabric. 3. Back fabric with two layers of tear-away stabilizer. Embroider the desired flower motifs at the marks. Color coordinate the thread colors with each flower. 4. Remove the fabric from the hoop and tear away all the stabilizer. LET’S GET STARTED: 1. Construct the dress according to the pattern instructions with the exception of the sleeve and dress hems. 2. For hemming, first finish the raw edge of the fabric with a 3-thread serger stitch or overcast stitch (such as stitch #26 on the Pfaff creative 2140) to keep the edge from raveling. 3. Turn under a 1 1/2" hem on the sleeves and along the bottom edge. Press in place. Machine-baste the hems. 4. Select a pinstitch on your machine (such as stitch #18 on the Pfaff creative 2140) and stitch the sleeve and bottom hem from the right side of the fabric close to the top of the turned up edge. Use a slightly darker thread color than the fabric as an accent.
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