Our Feliz sewalong

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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 10th, 2010, 10:26 am

Please note I have corrected my mistake and the sashes are sewn to the wrong side of the dress front.

My ruffles are 2 1/2" wide and are sewn 3 1/4" from the bottom. I left enough room on the hem to add a ruffle all around the hem or to turn up a very small hem.
Will have to see how long or short it is on Moriah. There is 1/2 on the bottom hem to finish the dress off.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 10th, 2010, 10:42 am

Now you can sew the sides to the front of the dress. Be careful that you don't catch the ties in the seams.
Next you will need to press the seams and top stitch them.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lovs2sew » September 10th, 2010, 1:53 pm

I noticed you did not put elastic on your sashes as the book suggest....does anyone do this...or better to leave them off?
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 10th, 2010, 2:30 pm

Putting the elastic in the sashes is optional. I personally don't think it is necessary.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 10th, 2010, 2:51 pm

Last posting for today. Sew the back of dress to the side piece leaving the area between the markings free, this will be where we pull the
sashes through. The markings are on the dress side pattern piece.
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Next pin the straps to the dress and baste.
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Last thing for today is to sew the facing to the top of the dress.
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You can now turn the facing to the inside and press.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby CoodasCorner » September 10th, 2010, 3:12 pm

Ok, I'm confused. I see the sashes on the wrong side of the fabric (I think) then in another spot you say leave a spot open to pull them through. I'm lost on that part. If they are sewn to the wrong side how are we pulling them through?
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 10th, 2010, 5:21 pm

When we turn the facing to the inside and sew the casing for the sashes then we will be able to thread the ties through that slot that we left so that they will come
out of the dress and tie on top of the 3 rows of elastic. Believe me, it will all work out. :)
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 11th, 2010, 6:35 am

Day 4! We should be able to finish the dress today.
In this picture you can see that I've turned the facing and pressed the seams.
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I am ready to top stitch facing and draw lines for casings.
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Stitch the top casing seam. Then pull the sashes through the back of the dress so they are now on the outside.
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Now push the ties to the top of the casing line so you will be able to sew the bottom seam without catching them
in the stitches.
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Now we are done with the casings and you will be able to tie them in the back.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 11th, 2010, 7:39 am

In this next picture I turned in the raw edge of my facings and pinned so they are ready to slip stitch.
Be careful that you don't catch the sash in your stitches. :)
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Now you are finished the hardest part of the dress and you can tie your sashes.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 11th, 2010, 7:42 am

Please finish your hem as you desire. You can turn up a small fold and hem, put a ruffle on or use rick rack and trims. However you wish to finish this dress
is up to you as it will be a one of a kind masterpiece!

I hope when I post my finished dress you will not be bored from having looked at it all week. :rotflo:

WE ARE DONE!
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby CoodasCorner » September 11th, 2010, 8:39 am

Ok, I'm not even up to this point yet but have a question about the sash again :) I've made one before but it was the double layer. So, I get the part of stitching the casings and all that. But, after they are pulled through the opening we left, that is just a hole I take it? (I'm wrapping my head around the idea and trying to picture it) So, as long as my seams are finished in that spot all will be well?

Oh, your dress is turning out so cute!
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 11th, 2010, 8:43 am

There will be a slit on the outside layer of the dress but the facing will cover the inside of the slit.
Yes, as long as your seams are finished all will be well.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby grammylou » September 11th, 2010, 8:56 am

Did I do something wrong? My sashes are WAY too long. The short end of the pattern piece said to place it on the fold but they hang way past the hem of the dress. I can fix it easy enough, I just wondered if I did it wrong.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby lindastein7 » September 11th, 2010, 9:19 am

Laurie, the sashes are cut on the fold. I'm making the size 7/8 and they are perfect. Maybe you are making a smaller size and need to shorten them.
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Re: Our Feliz sewalong

Postby grammylou » September 11th, 2010, 12:05 pm

Thanks, Linda. I am making the smallest size, I guess they just made the sashes too long on the size 2.

You have sure made this whole thing easy! I never would have attempted it without the sew-along. Thank you so much for taking your time to do this for us. :flosmilie:
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