Two versions - one cut , we have expanded the Rachel pattern for you to include the option for a shirt . Note the different cutting lines in the cut and you will have two models (see product photos). The dividing seams in the front and the special cuffs with wide cuffs and ties are the features of our autumn dress . The skirt is attached at the waist seam. If you want to cover the seam, you can also make a tie or combine a finished belt with the dress .
Length at center back = 102-108cm
The Rachel in these instructions was sewn from a modal jersey with elastane.
We recommend a soft jersey with elastane.
| Size 34-40
| Outer fabric dress
Outer fabric shirt
| 1.80 m
| 140cm wide
| Size 42-50
| Outer fabric dress
Outer fabric shirt
| 2.30 m
| 140cm wide
Cut the pattern pieces out of your fabric . Lay the selvedges parallel to the middle so that you can place the front and back pieces in the fold. The pattern pieces should all lie face up. Always align the thread arrow in the same direction on all pieces and parallel to the selvedge of the fabric. Transfer all the clips from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or chalk and mark the ends of the darts. Clip the seam allowance in the fabric fold because this is always a center.
- 2x upper side front part made of jersey, opposite
- 1x upper middle front part in break made of jersey
- 2x lower front/back part in broken jersey
- 1x upper back part in broken jersey
- 2x sleeves made of jersey, opposite
- 2x jersey cuffs
- 2x jersey ribbons
- 1x front part facing in the break made of jersey
- 1x back cover in the break made of jersey
- 2x cuffs made from insert
- 2x ribbons from insert
- 1x front part receipt in the break from the insert
- 1x back cover in the break from the insert
To sew this dress you will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, or alternatively the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to neaten the raw edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretchy stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a household sewing machine, you should use either a zigzag stitch or the three-part elastic stitch and then all seam allowances again with a zigzag stitch or another appropriate stitch Neaten so they don't fray. In addition to the description, the colorful lines in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn or something needs to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern.
Have fun sewing!
First, sew the top center front piece to the top side pieces, right sides together. Both seams end at the same point at the top. Then neaten the cut edges and iron the seam allowance down.
Iron a fixing tape onto each of the glued receipts (there is a video here) . Sew the facings together at the shoulder, right sides together, and iron the seam allowances apart. Neaten the outer edge of the receipt.
Also sew the shoulder seam on the front and back pieces, right sides together. Iron the seam allowance into the front piece.
Now place the facing right sides together on the cutout, pin it in place and sew all around. Trim the seam allowance slightly. Lay the facing and top piece flat and stitch the seam allowance onto the facing from the right, close to the edge. Then iron the receipt to the inside. Tack the facing to the inside seam allowance so that it doesn't come out when worn.
Sew the upper front and back pieces to the lower ones, right sides together. Neaten the cut edges and iron them up. Finish the hem and press it inwards as directed.
Sew the front and back pieces together at the side seams, right sides together. Finish the edge and press the seam allowance into the front piece.
Sew the seam on the sleeves right sides together, finish it and iron it into the front.
Place the ties in half lengthwise, right sides together, and sew the two short seams and the long seam, leaving a hole in the middle of the long seam for turning. Turn the ribbons over and iron the seam.
Place the cuffs right sides together along the break line. Sew the side seams from the clips to the fold. Iron the seam allowances apart. Cut the seam allowance on the clip a little further.
Then sew the short seam of the cuffs (the top short piece) together, right sides together, to create a ring. Iron the seam allowances apart.
Put the cuffs over the sleeves, right sides together. The cuff clip meets the sleeve seam and vice versa. Sew the seam and then finish it. Iron the seam allowance into the sleeves. Finally, fasten the ties from the center right onto the cuffs, directly under the seam and along the sleeve seam.
Pin the sleeves into the armholes, right sides together, paying attention to the different clips. Sew in the sleeves and finish the seam edge. Iron the seam allowances into the sleeves.
Finally, iron the hem again and sew it in place.
Your RACHEL is ready!
If you don't know what to do next or if you have any questions, please contact us by email at email@example.com. We will respond to you as quickly as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Warmest regards, Dagmar and Ellen.