Nähanleitung Sommerkleid “Quila”

Sewing instructions summer dress “Quila”

The asymmetrical dress Quila is so wonderfully uncomplicated to wear. It does not pinch anywhere and does not apply, but flows around the body like water. The dress is particularly suitable for the women among you who have a little more curves. It's not difficult to sew, but does require some experience handling and reading patterns.

Length at center back = 98-103cm

In these instructions, the quila was sewn from jersey in the upper part and from viscose in the skirt.

Required material:

We recommend a flowing jersey with elastane and a flowing viscose fabric.

Size 34-40 Outer fabric top 0.75m 140cm wide
Size 34-40 Outer skirt 1.25m 140cm wide
Size 42-50 Outer fabric top 1.00 m 140cm wide
Size 42-50 Outer skirt 1.50 m 140cm wide

You need from both materials:

  • 1x jersey front
  • 1x back on the right made of jersey
  • 1x left back made of jersey
  • 1x jersey neck band
  • 1x skirt in front made of fabric
  • 1x skirt on the back right side made of fabric
  • 1x skirt on the back left made of fabric
  • 2x fabric shoulder straps

Sewing instructions:

To sew this dress you need a sewing machine and an overlock sewing machine, 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.
Happy sewing!

Start by overcasting the front neckline, ironing this inwards according to the fold to the wrong side of the fabric. The notches mark the width.

Sew this front piece to the front skirt, right sides together, the snaps along the route meet. The seam allowance is 1cm. Then neaten the raw edges together and iron them down into the skirt. Next come the two upper back pieces. Sew the right and left back pieces together in the center back, right sides together. Neat the seam and iron it to the left back piece.

Do the same with the two back skirt parts.

Now you iron the long sides of the neck band to the middle of the wrong side of the fabric.

Slightly stretch this strip and pin it to the wrong side of the fabric at the back neckline. Now sew the strip exactly in the ironed fold.

Iron the seam flat and fold the ribbon (with the tuck) to the right side of the fabric. Sew it close to the fold, covering the previous seam. Iron your score again.

Then sew the back part and the back skirt together right sides together, overcast the seam and iron it into the skirt.

Neaten the raw edges of the side seam individually. Place the front and back pieces right sides together and sew the side seams together with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Iron the seam allowances apart.

Now neaten the armholes, iron the hem to the inside and sew it in place.

Now all four shoulders are gathered individually (here is also a video on how to gather) . For this you sew two auxiliary seams with a large stitch length (3.5-4). You do not lock these, but let the thread protrude at the beginning and end. Knot one end and pull the other end until the stretch is as long as the back yoke. Distribute the crimp evenly.

Then you can sew the shoulder seam right sides together. The neckline facing is placed on the back piece.

Clean up the seams and iron them to the front, pull the neckline facing back to the front.

Iron the edges of the shoulder straps to the wrong side. Pin the ribbons centered on the shoulder seams from the outside. Sew them on tightly as rectangles.
Alternatively, you can also use a ready-made ribbon and only fold in the short sides, e.g. edging ribbon or grosgrain ribbon (see photo).
Neat the hem and iron it 2cm inwards. Sew him up.

Your QUILA is ready!

If you don't know what to do, or if you have any questions, please send us an email to info@schnittmuster-berlin.de. We will answer you as soon as possible.

Have a lot of fun with your new designer piece!

Sincerely, your Dagmar and Ellen.

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