Friday Sew-Along: Make a Mod Dress / Tunic by Alexia Abegg, Part 6

This week we will finally finish the A-Line Mini Dress by Alexia Abegg that was featured in Stitch Summer 2015! I definitely took this darling dress to the couture level with fine Indian silk, full lining, and simple hand-sewing.  And as can happily in sewing project, it has an added bonus. It''s reversible! This was luck, I can assure you, but I love it when that happens. The garment takes over and makes it own destiny. I am delighted with how this turned out. If you are just joining, you can easily catch up by downloading the pattern and instructions in Stitch Summer 2015. Look at Parts 1-5 on the Sew Daily blog–we have gone at a leisurely summertime sewing pace, and you can quickly catch up. Okay, let's make this dress!. 

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Finished! And it's reversible!
       A-Line Dress by Alexia
Abegg from Stitch Summer 2015

Step 29: Machine-baste the collar to secure it firmly to dress neckline. 

Step 30: Remove hand-basting and clip curves of neckline again. 

Step 31: Pin, then hand-baste lining neckline to dress and collar right sides together.The collar is sandwiched between the dress and lining.

Step 32: After machine basting through all layers around the neckline, I tacked the front collar together to keep it from spreading when I did the final stitching.

Step 33: Stitch through all layers, carefully smoothing layers as going around curve of neckline to avoid puckering.

Step 34: Turning collar up,, baste, then top stitch 1/8 inch from seamline around neckline, on right side, through all layers..

Step 35: Remove basting and clip seam allowance every 1/2 inch to the stitching line.

Step 36: Turn lining to inside. Stitch 1/4 inch seam along armhole edges, and then stitch side seams of both lining and dress. Stitch a 1/4 inch seam allowance along bottom of dress and lining as well. 

Step 37Turning in the seam allowance on both lining and dress armholes, pin-baste and then hand-baste the armhole. Hand-stitch armhole seam with an invisible stitch. Hint: Roll the stitching line on lining and dress armholes to the inside so that it doesn't show.

To join us in this sew-along,  download Stitch Summer 2015 from the Sew Daily Shop.  

Next week, we will switch gears and get into sewing for fall, with the Origami Wool Skirt by Emily Li Mandri from the hot-off-the press Stitch Fall 2015

Amber Eden

P.S. To get great deals on Stitch Summer and Fall issues, check out the Christmas in July sale going on right now in the Sew Daily Shop!



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About Amber

Amber Eden is the editor of Stitch and She LOVES sewing and editing Stitch and She also loves dance, yoga, iced decaf triple espressos, and her two golden retrievers. She divides her time between Boston and New York.