Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Shoulder Tie Dress Sew Along: Preparations
I am excited about the upcoming sew along for the shoulder tie dress! I have been finishing up taking pictures and strategically planning out the posts for the next few weeks, whew... it's been a challenge, but we are almost there! :)
Today I am just going to post the fabric, supplies and tools that you will need to complete the project. That way you can have the time to prewash your fabric and iron it and will be prepared to start in next week with the first step. I highly recommend that you prewash and iron any fabric being used to sew any garment. Keep in mind that this dress is designed for woven fabrics and not knit fabrics.
The instructions will be given to complete the dress in sizes 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-10.
The dress can be made in several different ways, it can be made in either 1, 2 or 3 fabrics, therefore I will give the fabric requirements for each section of the dress. That is, bodice, tier 1 and tier 2.
For all sizes you will need:
1 package of regular 1/2 inch single fold bias tape in a coordinating color to your bodice fabric
Mark-b-Gone pen for lighter colored fabrics or tailor's chalk or a sliver of bar soap too small to be used any longer as soap for darker fabrics
Rotary cutter, large mat and quilting ruler (24 inch is best)
Sharp scissors with pointed tips
Serger (optional, but very helpful)
For sizes 2-3 and 4-5
Bodice - 1/2 yard
Tier 1- 1/2 yard
Tier 2- 2/3 yard
7/8 Inch grosgrain ribbon- 2 yards
For sizes 6-7 and 8-10
Bodice- 2/3 yard
Tier 1- 3/4 yard
Tier 2- 1 1/2 yards
7/8 Inch grosgrain ribbon- 3 yards
Have fun choosing your fabrics! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Until next time!