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  • The sewing technology of sewing a fancy unique garment for a 6 year old girl
  • Practical step-by-step guide on every aspect of the dress design

Skills you gain:

  • How to correctly construct the garment according to the child’s proportions
  • How to draft the individual pattern for a perfect fit
  • How to calculate the perfect skirt fluffiness and the accessories size and style
  • How to make not only high quality garment, but to make it suit perfectly

Where to use:

  • An exclusive fancy dress for your child
  • A great additional service for your clients. Children are always present at weddings and at others important accusations.  You can offer fancy dresses for little girls and this will be your competitive advantage.

Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 3h 02m

Tutorial 3. Cutting the Bodice.

I draw all parts of the bodice on paper and cut them out. Then I arrange them on the ironing board and measure their total width and length.

After doing so, I tear off a corresponding piece of iron-on batiste to duplicate the main fabric. I will duplicate the face and the lining simultaneously.

The bodice will be made of genuine linen and the skirt – of cotton fabric with a little lycra in it.

I prepare the fabric by pressing it lightly.

Then, I overlay it with the iron-on batiste and start fusing it on. Make sure no threads get under the iron-on batiste. If they do, it will show through on the face of the dress.

Area by area, I duplicate the entire piece which will serve both as the face and the lining of the bodice. Duplicating cotton fabric is a real pleasure.

I cut the required amount of fabric to make things easier:

I fold the duplicated fabric two times:

And I start laying down the paper patterns.

I draw the waistline perpendicular to the fold line. It will help me position all pieces correctly.

None of the pieces are cut with a fold line because the dress will be laced at the front and at the back.

I secure the first paper piece on the fabric with just two pins and mark 1.2cm seam allowances along the perimeter.

I outline the piece together with the seam allowances and mark notches.

Then I remove the paper piece.

The same thing needs to be done with all remaining paper pieces:

Remember to add 1.2cm seam allowances along the full perimeter of each piece.

I secure the fabric layers with pins for the sake of convenience:

And I cut the pieces out and notch them as marked.

Always remember to check if you can align the pieces properly.

I trim all corners that might stand in the way when I am joining the pieces.

I remove the pins and group the pieces into the face and the lining.

I have finished cutting the bodice and prepared the pieces for joining.

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