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Tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration

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.

Tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration by BERNINA

My BERNINA is the BERNINA 710 and I sew with Mettler Seralon thread.
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The BERNINA 710 offers many features to make sewing easier. Inventions such as the semi-automatic threading system, the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR), the BERNINA DualFeed, and the embroidery system, are proof of this superior quality.

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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.

Tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration by BERNINA

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

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The BERNINA overlocker L 460 offers up to 1500 stitches per minute and ensures beautiful and flexible stitches. The BERNINA L 460 is the perfect overlocker/serger for the creative sewer of knitwear.

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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.

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Open Embroidery Foot #20

Perfect for sewing decorative stitches ✓   Creation of attractive appliqué designs ✓  Allows lines and patterns to be followed precisely ✓   An open form for a clear view of the project ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

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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.

Tutorial for the free dress Jasmin from Inspiration by BERNINA - sew pockets in the side seams.

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:

Sew together right sides facing.

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.

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Edgestitch Foot #10

Excellent for topstitching edges, hems and pleats ✓  Ideal for sewing on lace or ribbon ✓  For reinforcing edges ✓  The guide lets you sew perfect seams and hems running parallel to the edge ✓  For 5.5 mm and 9 mm machines ✓ 

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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!

Free sewing instructions: Dress „Jasmin“

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: Weekend
Used Material: cotton, iron on stabilizer, linen, Mettler Seralon sewing thread, twill
Used Products:
Edgestitch Foot #10
Edgestitch Foot #10
Open Embroidery Foot #20
Open Embroidery Foot #20

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