Sewing instructions No. 00 DANMARK

Version 5

Find your size:

on the picture you see a size 40/12/8. Compare your measurement to the size chart on your pattern sheet. The blouse is mixed with the skirt from No.5 Århus

Fabric:

You can use any kind of woven fabric for this pattern. The final look of the garment will depend on the type of fabric you choose, though. I have made this in a Cotton.

You will need:

  • Fabric 110 cm wide
    • Size 34-48/UK 6-20/US 4 mtr.
  • Fabric 140 cm wide
  • Size 34-40/UK 6-12/US 2-8 2.5 mtr.
  • Size 34-48/UK 14-20/US 10-16 2.9 mtr.
  • Thread
  • Piping
  • Zipper 35 cm (optional, you can get it over your head without a zipper)

Fitting:

I recommend that you always make a muslin before you cut the fashion fabric, to make sure your finished garment will fit you perfectly. 

Cutting:

Each pattern piece is marked with a capital letter. On the cutting layout plan, you’ll find the same capital letters so that you can easily see which pattern pieces to use for the
version you’ve chosen.

 

Sewing:

NB! The pattern has 1 cm seam allowances included, unless otherwise noted.

1.    Begin by cutting all your pieces according to the cutting layout plan.

2.    Finish the seam allowances on all the long sides of the skirt.

 

Sew the skirt

3.    Sew the skirt together in the long seams, right sides together. Sew according to the notches. Make a front and a back piece.

4.    Sew the front and back piece together at one side, right sides together.

5.    Sew the other side together 20 cm from the bottom and upwards. This will be your left side.

6.    Finish the hem with a narrow hem: Fold 0.5 cm + 0.5 cm.  See how to here

NOTE! Now you have a skirt part and it is time to sew the bodice:

Bodice

7.    Sew the darts on the back piece according to the markings on the pattern piece. Press them towards centre-back.

8.    Sew the darts on the front piece according to the markings on the pattern piece. Press the waist darts towards centre-back and the bust darts upwards.

9.    Sew the darts on the shoulders according to the markings on the pattern piece. Press the darts towards the back.

10.   Finish the seam allowances of the back and front side seams.

11.    Place the piping on the right side of the neckline, right sides together. See a picture DIY here:

12.   With a zipper foot, sew as close to the piping edge as you can get.

13.   Finish the raw edges, all layers together

14.    With a zipper foot topstitch from the right side, 0.2 cm from the piping.

15.    Sew the piping to the shoulder and the front neckline, right sides together. See picture DIY of point 15-17

16.    Sew the back piece to the front piece in the shoulder seams.

17.    Press the seam allowances to the wrong side and topstitch, using a zipper foot , 0.2 cm from the piping. Sew all the way from one side of the shoulder to the other side.

18.    Sew the back piece to the front piece in the right side seam.

19.    Sew the back piece to the front piece in the left side seam 5 cm down from the underarm.

20.   Pin the piping to the right side of the armscye. See a picture DIY of point 20-25

21.    The piping  ends must overlap at the underarm.

22.   Sew the piping to the armscye. Follow the shape of the armscye and sew over the piping.

23.   Cut away the ends of the piping.

24.    Finish the seam allowaces.

25.    Press the seam allovances to the wrong side and topstitch 0.2 cm from the piping, using a zipper foot. Sew all the way from one side of the shoulder to the other side.

26.    Sew the bodice to the skirt at the waist, right sides together. The dress is still open in the left side seam.

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27.    Finish the waist seam and press the seam allowances upwards.

28.   Sew in the zipper. The zipper starts 5 cm under the arm. You can see a video on how to sew in a zipper in the online instructions.

29.   Finish the rest of the side seam.