In Lesson 7 - we are almost done. Just 2 more steps and you are ready to wear your gorgeous Miss Fox Dress.
Here's What You'll Achieve Today
Finishing off the Zip
Finishing off the Bodice
Hemming the Skirt
Finishing off the Zip
Step 1 - You'll need to trim the CB of the lining by 1 cm. This way the lining will sit snugly to the zip.
Step 2 - Pin the lining to the zip with right sides together, making sure you turn up the hem of the lining bodice 1cm.
Step 3 - Attach your zipper foot and sew close to the zip underneath. Then turn to the right side.
Step 4 - Finishing the Zip: - Turn the zip seam back onto itself with lining together and pin in place. - Sew the neck seam 6mm/1/4" from the edge. - Then trim the zip.
Step 5 - Turn to the right side and you've completed the zip.
Sewing the Bodice Lining
Step 6 - Now pin the bodice lining to the waist seam and either hand sew or machine from the outside.
Sewing the Hem
Step 7 - Now it's time to finish the hem.
It's important to note that if your dress is made in a lightweight polyester fabric eg. chiffon, georgette, some rayons, then you'll need to hang your dress for a few days so the skirt can drop and find it's level. If the hem is uneven after hanging for a few days then you'll need to level the skirt before hemming.
If you've made your dress from a more stable fabric eg. cotton voile, quilting cotton, some heavier rayons, then you won't need to hang your dress for a few days. You can just go straight to sewing the hem.
- Overlock the hem - if it hasn't already been done. - Turn the hem up 2cm/3/4" and either hand sew or machine stitch the hem.
And that's it!!
Your beautiful new Miss Fox Dress is ready to wear. Enjoy!
Step 12 - Now your lined sleeved bodice is finished and ready to attach the skirt.
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