Our Dalia nightgown pattern gets full marks when it comes to comfort and, above all, is easy to sew. The dress has a top with a large round neckline and a slightly flared, swinging skirt. You can use a different color for the neckline, which gives a nice contrast.
Length at center back = 97-105cm
Dalia was sewn from a soft jersey in this pattern.
We recommend a soft jersey fabric with elastane.
|Size 34-42||outer fabric||1.90 cm||140cm wide|
|Size 44-50||outer fabric||2.30 cm||140cm wide|
Cut out the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. Lay the selvedges parallel to the center so that you can fold the top and bottom of the front piece and the top and bottom of the back piece. The pattern pieces should all be face up. Always align the grain arrow on all pieces in the same direction and parallel to the selvage of the fabric. Transfer all the notches from the pattern through a 3mm long incision with scissors or with chalk and mark the ends of the darts, note that from size 40 bust darts must be processed. Pinch the seam allowance in the fold of the fabric because this is always a center. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.
You need from fabric:
- 1x front piece at the top of the fold
- 1x front part below in the break
- 1x back piece at the top in the fold
- 1x back part below in the break
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
- 1x neck strap
You will need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine to sew this nightgown, alternatively you can use the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine to finish the raw edges.
Be sure to use a jersey needle and use a stretch stitch, i.e. if you are sewing with a home sewing machine you should use either a zigzag stitch or the tripartite 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 to be glued.
When sewing, pay attention to the seam allowance included in the pattern. Seam allowances that are not specially marked are 1 cm wide!
First, join the top front piece to the bottom front piece, right sides together, and neaten the seam allowances together. In the same way, the upper back part is connected to the lower back part, right sides together, and the seam allowances are neatened together. For the front and back pieces, iron the seam allowances upwards.
Now you can close the front and back sections in the side seam, right sides together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Sew the shoulder seams together, right sides together, then overcast the seam allowances and iron to the back.
Close the sleeves, right sides together, and overcast the seam allowances and iron them to the back. Neaten the cut edge at the hem and press around according to the snaps in the pattern...
... and topstitch.
Sew the sleeve, right sides together, into the corresponding armhole and neaten it together. Pay attention to the snaps in the cut.
Sew the neck strap together along the short stretch, right sides together. Iron the seam allowances apart and then the strip in the fold, wrong sides together. To make it easier to work with and so that it doesn't stretch out later when you put it on, stitch the neckline one foot wide.
Now you can needle the stripe, right sides together, into your neckline and stitch. The seam of the neck strap is on the shoulder seam of the right side of the body. All seam allowances are overcast together and ironed down.
Finally, you secure the ironed-down seam allowance the width of a stitching foot and is thereby additionally secured. Finally, link the hem, iron and topstitch at 2cm.
Your DALIA is ready !
If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will answer you as soon as possible.
Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!
Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.