A Batignolles dress

This week, we meet for a very special tutorial. Indeed, in order to bring you a little more involved in what the blog offers you, we have offered to elect your favorite dress. You were able to choose, on our social networks, the fabric and the shape of the dress. And in the end, we arrive at a perfect dress whether it is to go out to see her friends or stay at home cocoon With a tea and a good book.

Come with me to make a perfect dress for the fall! It is a dress sewn in knitting mesh that I found very pleasant to sew. And the dress itself only took me 2 hours to do in total!

Supplies :

Step 1: Draw and cut your pieces:

The top : 

1- On your fabric folded in half in the height direction, pin your t-shirt folded in half on the back, aligning the fold of your fabric with that of your t-shirt (1). From your neckline carries 30 cm, this corresponds to the measurement between your neck and size (2). Since this measure, pin, perpendicular to your fold, your t-shirt and your fabric (3). Cut this piece, leaving 1 cm of seam around it (4).



2- Now repeat the same operation for the back. This time the measurement between the neckline and the size is 44 cm. You can also put your front over your t-shirt and postpone the length. Now cut your piece, leaving 1 cm of seam all around it (1).

3- Measure the length of your back and your front armho (2). This measure will be used to track the English Channel. Also measure the neckline in front and back (3). This measure will be used to draw your pass. And finally measure the bottom of your front and back (4). This measure will be used to draw the bottom of your dress.

The bottom : 

4- Draw a rectangle 55 cm long and 65 cm wide. The 55 cm in length correspond to the distance between the size and the knees of my model. And the 65 cm in width correspond to the width of my front/back +15 cm. If you want to have more marked gathers than the ones I have made, you just have to increase the measure you add to your basic measurement (1). Cut this rectangle twice, leaving 1 cm of sewing value all around (2).

The neck : 

5- For the collar, you will need the measurement taken earlier on your neck. Draw a rectangle 20 cm high and 42 cm wide. The width corresponds to your neck tower minus 6 cm (3). Remove these 6 cm neck turn allows you to lightly bend the collar and give it a nice shape. Cut this piece 1 time, leaving 1 cm of seam all around (4).


Sleeves : 

Well, there, we attack the somewhat cotton part of the tutorial. If you've already sewing you know that the sleeves are not an easy task. So I simplified the process as much as possible so that this tutorial is within everyone's reach.

6- On your running bag trace a straight line from 60cm. At the top of it, draw a perpendicular, measuring half the total of your armhole. The calculation I made to obtain this measure is: 24 cm (plug in front) + 22.5 cm (backfire) and I divided the result by two which gave me 23.25 cm. The line you just traced is your shoulder line.

Then draw a new perpendicular at the bottom of your first line, it will be your wrist line. To trace it use your sewing meter to measure your wrist tower, in my case it is 16 cm. Divide this measurement by two, in my case we get 8 cm and add 2 cm for ease. So I resulted in a result of 10 cm that I focused on my route.

And finally, I made a last route to adjust the round a little more. Half of your vertical line, so 30 cm draw one last perpendicular. The measurement of this corresponds to the measure you have brought to the line of the wrist +3 cm. All you have to do is connect the points together to form a half-manche boss. And you have all my congratulations if you have held so far in my explanations!



7- Place this pattern on your fabric folded in half and cut your handle twice.

At the end of this stage you should end up with 7 pieces in total. 

Mounting : 

8- Assemble your back and your front by the shoulders, place against the place, with a zig-zag point 1 cm from the edge (1). Also close your collar by assembling the small sides together, place against the place, with a zig-zag point 1 cm from the edge (2). Fold your collar in half (3). Assemble now, your top with your collar, placing the neck seam in the middle of the back. Remember that your collar is less wide than your neckline, so it is normal to have to shoot a little to assemble the two together. Seam in zig-zag points 1 cm from the edge (4).

9- For the sleeves, start by pining the edges of these to the edges of your armhole (1). Then pin the middle of it to your shoulder (2). Then divide the rest of the fabric (3). Take a bite 1 cm from the edge in zig-zag points (4).

10- To close the top, simply assemble the side of the body of the body and the sleeves in one line with a zig-zag stitches 1 cm from the edge.

11- For the skirt, start by assembling the sides of it together, place against the place, 1 cm from the edge in zig-zag points (1). Then set your machine to a right point and to a wide point (at least 4 or 5 mm). Make a straight seam on the whole turn of your skirt, not making a stop point, 2 cm from the edge (2). Tie the threads together at the end of your seam (3). You just have to shoot one of the sons of the other extreme of your seam to create the gathers. Fat and rebalance the seam, until the turn is the same measure as the bottom of your high (4).

12- Then assemble the top and bottom of your dress with a seam in zig-zag points 1 cm from the edge. Do not forget to align the listed seams. Once the seam is finished, you can remove the wire you used to create the gathers. These are secured by the assembly seam you have just made.

 All my congratulations if you have arrived so far and I hope you like your dress Batignolles ! As usual, we offer a series of photos of the dress as well as a small video to see how it moves in the middle of the leaves and the autumn wind.

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