The amande dress Size 6 to 20
To know... The Amande dress : The Amande dress with its bohemian and chic style is THE summer dress par excellence. This dress with two different fabrics will suit every morphology. Its jersey yoke will enhance the bust and the lower part of the dress is lightly flare so that it could hide some curves. The knotted top at the shoulders, the triangular yokes and the rickrack at the bottom of the dress make this dress trendy and irresistible.
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Getting ready Tools and supply Fabric : 39 x 55 in (possibly 49 x 55 in depending of the fabric)
Yoke fabric : 23 x 57 in
The yoke has to be done with Jersey, and a cotton one preferably. The rest of the dress is to be done with a non extensible fabric.
PDF PATTERN : HOW TO ASSEMBLE Open the pattern file with Acrobat Reader and check the “Real Size” box before you press print (do not adjust to the printing area). Once the pattern is printed out, check the testing square and assemble the sheets according to the picture next by. Cut out the frame around the sheets before you stick them together.
mEASUREMENTS To know your size, use a measuring tape to measure your own body and compare them to the measurements in inches in the following grid:
Getting ready Plan de coupe
Tissu principal 53 in
Once you know your size, cut out the pieces of the pattern following the line that matches your size. The seam allowance is INCLUDED (0,27 for the attaching stitches, the neckline and armholes — 0,19 in for the hem at the bottom) Fold the fabric according to the arrows. Place and pin the pieces of the pattern according to the cutting map. Cut the fabrics at the edge of the pattern. Mark out the assembling landmarks (either with tailor chalk or by cutting short notches).
Tissu empiècement 14 in
NB : Ecru stripes perpendicular to the edge appear on the weaving of the viscose linen from the Summer Box 2018. That’s why we decided to position the B pieces this way. In you are using other fabrics for this dress, it might be wise to position the B pieces parallel to the edge.
Get to know technical terms To serge
To empty the angles
By hand or with the sewing machine, create an oblique finishing stitch on the edge of the fabric to avoid them fraying and thus obtaining a nice finishing touch. Sewing machine technique that allows oversewing the edge of a fabric. The seams can be more or less wide.
To topstitch Horizontal machine stitch
realised on the right side, very close to the edge.
Landmarks Lines written on the different pieces of the pattern to help with the tacking of the pieces together, to mark the place of buttons, folds...
To pintuck Sewing a tuck, very close to the fold.
Cut the angles diagonally. It allows you to obtain nice angles once your work is inside out and to avoid fabric thickness. Make clips in the seam allowance when curvy to release the tension of the fabric when turning the right side out.
grainline Orientation of the fabric
when parallel to the finished edge on the roll of fabric. This orientation is materialised by an arrow on