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Amelie Dress: Adjusting the Bra-Friendly Back

Amelie Dress: Adjusting the Bra-Friendly Back

Just as everyone has a different shape, size, height, body, everyone who wears a bra also has just as many differences in that bra. Some bras are frilly while others are more practical. Some bras are multi-strapped while others simply slide over the head. Even yet some bra bands are wide while others are narrow. And if those aren't enough differences, you've still got to contend with the fact that not all bras sit in the same exact place!

So when I was creating the Amelie dress, I already knew that the bra-friendly back was going to need some adjustments...


Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 8 - Finishing Details

Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 8 - Finishing Details

Oh my goodness, the last day of our sewalong has finally arrived! Today, we will be putting on all the finishing touches of  our Amelie- who else is super excited?

 

We've only got a few more steps left, but each is a bit time-consuming, so grab your favorite drink and a handful of snacks and let's get started!

 

58) Try on your dress (eep you are almost there!) and pin along the markings for the buttonholes. You can stick with what I recommend as far as button size...


Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 7 - Attaching the Bodice to the Skirt

Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 7 - Attaching the Bodice to the Skirt

I had you all skip a few steps yesterday so that we could get our pockets and plackets attached to our skirt and I hope that didn't cause too much confusion!

Throughout the testing process, a lot of my testers mentioned that it would be easier to attach the pockets to the skirt BEFORE attaching the skirt to the bodice. This way you aren't dealing with a ton of fabric going through your sewing machine all at once.

For me, I like putting my pockets on AFTER everything has been assembled just to ensure...


Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 5 - Assembling the Skirt & Gathering

Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 5 - Assembling the Skirt & Gathering

How are you feeling now that you have your bodice fully assembled and all that's left to complete is your skirt and some finishing details? I hope you are feeling quite accomplished and proud of yourself!

Today, we are going to prep our entire skirt for the plackets & pockets tomorrow. Once those are on, we can put the skirt together with the bodice and practically have a finished dress!

 

34) With right sides together, pin & sew your front skirt pieces together; Finish your seams. Skip this step if you...


Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 1 - Prep Work & Darts

Sleeved Amelie Sewalong - Part 1 - Prep Work & Darts

I am so excited that we will be sewing this summer frock together! This has been one of my most favorite sews over the past few months while working on developing this pattern, which I am so thankful for! How unfortunate would it have been if I was working on this for months and months and actually disliked the sewing part?

For this sewalong, I am trying out some new things!

1) I will be doing it over the course of 8 days, releasing one new part per day. That way, no one feels super rushed to try and get...