Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Clementine Dress Sew-a-Long Day 1


DAY 1

Fabric Choices – Printing the Pattern – Cutting
Sewing the Dress and Facings Together
Find The Clementine Dress pattern HERE!
The Clementine Dress by Thouraya Battye of Amélie and Atticus



The Clementine Dress is a vintage inspired A-line dress featuring a Peter Pan collar. This classic piece of children’s clothing can be worn throughout the seasons – even in winter when layered with stockings and long sleeve shirts. It also grows with the child and can be worn as a tunic top once they have outgrown it as a dress. It is an ideal pattern to showcase fabric design as the front of the dress has no seams.

The dress comes in 7 sizes: Newborn, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years and features a button closure at the centre back. 

Fabric Choices

You can use a range of fabrics depending on the end use of the dress. Lighter fabrics like cotton or linen are ideal for a summer dress or heavy fabric like wool or corduroy work well for winter clothing. 

The A-Line nature of the dress is perfect for showing of your best fabric that you have been stashing away!

Printing the Pattern 

This pattern can be printed one sided on Letter or A4 paper. Ensure paper scaling is set to ‘none’ or ‘actual size’ before sending the document to the printer. To assemble the tiled pieces cut the border on the page and match up the numbered triangles along this line so they form diamonds! Tape the pattern pieces together and cut out.            
If you are making size NB-4 you can reduce the paper you print by excluding the pages (10, 15, 16, 19, 20)


Materials


For Sizes: Newborn, 1 & 2

  • 1 Yard / 1 Meter of Main Fabric 
  • ½ Yard / ½ Meter of Facing Fabric
  • ¼ Yard / ¼ Meter of Fabric for the Collar
  • 3 Buttons or Snaps

For Sizes: 4 & 6

  • 1 ½ Yards / 1 ½ Meters of Main Fabric
  • ½ Yard / ½ Meter of Facing Fabric
  • ¼ Yard / ¼ Meter of Fabric for the Collar
  • 4 Buttons or Snaps

For Sizes: 8 & 10

  • 2 Yards / 2 Meters of Main Fabric
  • ½ Yard / ½ Meter of Facing Fabric
  • ¼ Yard / ¼ Meter of Fabric for the Collar
  • 5 Buttons or Snaps
Matching thread

You can also add interfacing to the collar if you would like to stiffen it! In addition you can also add a small strip to the centre backs to reinforce the button holes and buttons.

Tools
Sewing Machine
Scissors

Cutting Layout  


                            
Seam Allowance
Please note the seam allowance is ½ inch (1.3cm) unless otherwise stated.  


Sewing Instructions



Sewing the Main Dress and Facing

With right sides together sew main fabric front and back together at the shoulder seams. Press seams open. Repeat step 1 with the facing front and back. 




Hem or over lock the bottom of the facing pieces.


Coming tomorrow...
DAY 2
Sewing and Attaching the Collar

Find The Clementine Dress pattern HERE!
WIN – At the end of the sew-a-long we will be having a competition for those who have purchased and sewn up the pattern! Stay tuned for more details!
How to Join
Sew and Share on Facebook or Instagram:
Search the hashtags for inspiration and share your own:
#theclementinedress
#amelieandatticuspatterns
Feel free to post in-progress shots in addition to finished garments, and of course, be sure to tell us all about it so we can be inspired!

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