— Dress with Handkerchief Hem 5524 Sewing Pattern

Sewing Pattern — Dress with Handkerchief Hem 5524
Recommendations on fabric: natural or mixed fabric.
You will also need: zipper of 25 cm length, piping, fusing.
If the pattern has double contour the seam allowances are
Seam allowances are NOT included by default and need to
be added when laying out and cutting details if your pattern
has single contour.
Seam allowance: 1 cm for all seams.
Attention! First of all please print all the paper patterns and lay
them out at the width of fabric you plan to use (usually from
90 to 150 cm) to see how much fabric you will need. Don't
forget to count pair parts and symmetrical parts.
When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches, they
must coincide.
1. Front part – 1 piece
2. Front flounce – 1 piece
3. Back flounce – 1 piece
4. Right back part – 1 piece
5. Left back part – 1 piece
6. Train – 1 piece
7. Back facing – 2 pieces
8. Front facing – 1 piece
Fusing: front/back facing.
1. Apply the fusing to wrong side of front/back facing.
2. Stitch front/back waist darts. Press front darts towards front center, press back darts towards back
3. Stitch side edges of front/back parts. Neaten side seams and press them backwards.
4. Neaten middle back edge. Stitch middle back seam up to closure notch. Press middle back seam
apart, pressing closure slit’s edges. Stitch the zipper in.
5. Stitch side edges of flounces together. Neaten flounce side seams and press them backwards.
Neaten the train along outer contour with roll seam stretching the edge. Neaten flounce lower edge with
roll seam stretching the edge. Fix the flounce and train along upper edge at 0.5 cm from the edge.
Pattern #5524, page 1 of 2
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6. Stitch the flounce to front/back lower edges coinciding side edges. Neaten joining seam and press
towards the flounce.
7. Stitch front/back facing side edges and press them apart.
8. Cut shoulder straps. Fold straps along the center and make a stitch at 0.5 cm from bending. Turn
straps right side out and press them. Sew straps to front décolleté.
9. Lay front/back facing on the dress right sides together; overstitch edge of front/back
armholes/décolleté facing straps. Topstitch overstitching allowance of décolleté and armholes on facing
at 0.2 cm from overstitching. Turn facings wrong side out, press front/back armhole and décolleté. Fold
back facing’s middle edge and fix it at zipper segment.
10. Put the dress on, adjust straps’ length and sew back ends on the back part.
Pattern #5524, page 2 of 2
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