Tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration
Don’t hestitate to sew the dress Jasmin, it’s the free pattern of the month in june 2023. You can find the downloadinstructions in this blogpost: Free sewing pattern and embroidery files for dress Jasmin (June only).
The tutorial to embroider before sewing: Free embroidery for dress Jasmin.
Where were we?
The embroidery is finished on the front part and all other pattern parts are cut. Marks and notches are taken and the facings are prepared with iron on stabilizer.
Sew the darts in the front panel.
Close the shoulder seams for the facing and the front and back part.
Sew the pockets in the side seams for the dress Jasmin.
Overlock both side seams (front and back) and all pocket parts. I use the BERNINA L 460
Close the side seams up to the upper marking of the pocket mouth, secure the stitches, continue sewing the length of the pocket mouth with maximal stitch length, secure the stitches, set the stitch length to standard again and close the remaining side seam.
You will now sew from the inside of the dress:
Sew one pocket bag each right side on right side closely outside the seam line on the seam allowance of the front and pack parts, making sure not to sew the allowances at the top and at the bottom. For me, I’m sewing in between the red pins.
This is how you sew just besides the side seam (the part with the maximum stitch length). The Open Embroidery Foot #20 gives you a nice view on your work.
Iron the allowances apart. Clip th eallowances of the front part above and beneath the pocket mouth down to the seam.
Iron both pocket bags into the front part and sew them together.
Undo the stitches along the pocket mouth.
To reinforce the pocket mouth on the front part, sew a bartack at the top and at the bottom diagonally from the side seam through all fabric layers with this stitch:
Sew the facing to the neckline:
Cut the seam allowances along the curved parts.
Turn the facing to the back and topstitch if you wish. Edgestitch Foot #10 is an ideal helper. It is very helpful to sew along the shoulerline, to prevent the facing to come out when wearing.
Let’s finish the sleeves and the hem for the dress:
Do you like to finish the sleeves with a rolled hem? You should sew it first.
Then sew the sleeve seam.
Pin the sleeves in the dress, checking the marks on the front.
Sew the sleeves in the armholes and overlock.
If you didn’t finish the sleeve with a rolled hem, you can now sew a small hem.
All you need to do to finish, is sew the bottom hem.
The dress is finished, well, mine is a shirt… 🙂
I hope this tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration is helpful to you!