Our wrap dress is a real highlight for your summer wardrobe. The pleated waist area emphasizes and conceals the feminine cut at the same time. The attached skirt is slightly flared and swings nicely.
Length at center back = 94 – 98 cm
In these instructions, Eileen was sewn from a viscose jersey, so no extra seam ripper needs to be sewn in. You should also cut the jersey dress one size smaller!!
However, if you sew this dress from sturdy fabric, you definitely need an in-seam zipper.
We recommend a flowing jersey fabric (without seam rips), silk or viscose (with seam tears).
Please note that for the jersey dress you should cut one size smaller!! The neckline band does not have to be cut at an angle. Cut the pattern pieces from your outer fabric. Lay the fabric right side up. 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. Markings define positions of dart ends, pocket positions, and much more. Transfer these either with chalk or pins.
What you need from fabric:
- 1x skirt front
- 1x skirt-front-bottom
- 2x ribbon cutout
- 1x skirt-back
- 1x skirt-back-bottom
- 2x sleeves in opposite directions
- 1x front part underlay
- 1x front part upper step
- 1x back part
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. If you use a seam zipper, you will also need the right sewing foot for your sewing machine. 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. Seam allowances that are not specifically marked are 1cm wide!
Have fun sewing !
The front part of the right side of the body has folds that open upwards, these are then worked on. Orientate yourself on the markings and fold directions in the pattern.
The shoulders of the front and back pieces are placed on top of each other, right sides together, and closed. Finish the seam allowances together and iron them backwards.
Place the neckline bands (no extra slanted thread line because jersey fabric was used) on top of each other, right sides together, sew them together and iron the seam allowances apart.
Place the ribbon, left to left, in a fold. For better stabilization and strength of the jersey, we have sewn an extra auxiliary seam on our band at a distance of 0.8cm. Please note that the band has to be adhered to a little!
The prepared neckline band is placed, right sides together, on the neckline and stitched in place. The seam allowance is then ironed down.
Here you can see a detailed photo of the sewn and ironed band on the neckline.
The prepared, sewn-on band is then ironed inwards again and sewn down close to the edge.
Here you can see a detailed photo of the finished cutout inside.
Now take both front pieces in hand. The upper front part (with visible folds) on the right side of the body is placed, left sides together, on the lower front part (with the bust dart) on the left side of the body and sewn together all the way around with an auxiliary seam.
Now place the back piece, right sides together, under the two front pieces and sew the side seam together. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Now let's move on to the skirt parts at the front: Close the seam from the front of the skirt and the bottom of the skirt from the front, right sides together. The seam allowances are neatened together and then ironed down.
Do the same with the parts of the back skirt.
Both prepared skirt parts are now placed on top of each other, right sides together, and the side seams are closed. The seam allowances are neatened together and ironed to the back.
Now place the torso, right sides together, on the skirt piece and sew them together. Neaten the seam allowance and iron it upwards.
The sleeves of your dress are placed right sides together, sewn together and the seam allowances are finished together. Iron the seam allowances towards the back.
Then neaten the raw edge of the hem, iron using the clips and stitch through the hems.
The prepared sleeves are inserted, right sides together, into the corresponding armhole and sewn together, neatening the seam allowances.
Finally, the cut edge of the hem is neatened and ironed. Stitch everything in place with a 1cm seam.
Your EILEEN 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.