Sewing pattern dress Gitte is perfect for summer. The short cap sleeves and elasticated waist ensure a relaxed, airy feel. The dress is knee-length and has a beautiful, slightly flared skirt. Depending on the fabric, the pattern can be used to create an airy casual dress or a dress for the office.
In this example, the Gitte dress was sewn from a jersey fabric (cotton and elastane content).
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the notches from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front part in break
- 1x back in break
- 1x sleeve opposite
- 1x front slip in the fold plus thin iron-on fleece
- 1x rear slip in the fold plus thin iron-on fleece
- 1x elastic band in your waist size
- 1x strip of fabric for eyelet
- 1x button
Lay the front piece on the back piece right sides together and sew the shoulder seams (clamps) and then the side seams. Using the pattern, transfer the front slit to the front piece.
Fold the bottom edge of the sleeve inwards by the seam allowance, iron and topstitch. Mark the notch from the pattern (purple clip) on the sleeve, this meets the shoulder seam.
Pin the sleeve to the armhole and sew all the way around. You clean up the entire armhole at the same time. Gently tuck the serge inward and topstitch.
Your attached sleeve will look like this. Repeat on the other side.
Iron the non-woven fabric onto the wrong side of the fabric according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pin the facings right sides together and sew the shoulder seams (blue staples).
Fold the strip of the eyelet into the bias binding, iron it and topstitch it tightly. Make an eyelet out of it.
Pin the facing to the neckline, right sides together, with the shoulder seams meeting directly. Push the fabric eyelet on the right between the two layers, just below the upper edge. Sew the facing to the neckline. Then shorten the seam to about 3mm, you are welcome to add small clips to the curves so that the slip lies more nicely.
Stitch the receipt from the right side. Neaten the inside edge of the slip...
... fold it inwards and stitch it tight. Secure the facing in the area of the shoulder seam with a few stitches so that the facing does not bulge out when you put it on.
Copy the markings for the rubber band (upper red bracket, lower blue bracket). Mark the middle of the rubber band (middle blue bracket). So that you can sew on the elastic band evenly, sew the marked areas just inside the seam allowance of the side seams.
Then you sew on the elastic band with an elastic stitch on your sewing machine by only pulling on the elastic evenly. It can be helpful to stick small pins along the route in advance, so you can see exactly at what height the rubber band has to be sewn on. Fold the hem of your dress inwards twice by 2cm...
... and stitch it down. Finally, you sew the button on the left side of the neckline at the height of the eyelet.
Congratulations, your Gitte dress is complete!