Navy Floral Dress and Embroidered Vest - Classic Sewing

Navy Floral Dress and Embroidered Vest - Classic Sewing

By Gail Doane

I made the dress as the pattern directs with the exception of adding piping to the hemline and hemming the overskirt to the underskirt at the lower edge instead of handling them separately. The pattern is cut exactly to the size 5 with the full circle skirt length of a size 6.

I made the embroidered vest exactly as the pattern directs with the exception of fully interlining the front and back with fusible ‘baby’ interfacing and binding the outer perimeter and armhole edges. I chose to use the binding to accommodate putting the side seams in first to allow a continuous flow to the hand embroidery.

Navy Floral Dress and Embroidered Vest - Classic Sewing

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Read more in our Autumn 2016 Issue