Ivy Dress + Top Sew Along

3 Pin Facing To Sleeve Opening SQUARE

6 — Short Sleeves or Sleeveless

18—May 2021

In this post, we cover sewing a short-sleeved, or sleeveless Ivy Dress or Top!

Ivy Dress + Top Sew Along — 6 — Short Sleeves or Sleeveless
May 18 2021
1 Short Sleeve Pressed Sewn In Half
Short Sleeve

With the right sides together, sew the sleeve seam at 1cm. Neaten your seam and then press it towards the back.

2 Ease In Stitch

Using a long stitch length, sew a line of ease stitching approximately 6mm from the edge. Sew from notch to notch over the sleeve head.

3 Pin Sleeve Matching Notches
5 Sleeve Is Overlocked

Pin the sleeve to the bodice, matching the seams and notches. You will need to gently ease the line of ease stitching to get the sleeve head to fit the bodice.

Next, sew the sleeve to the bodice, adjusting your fabric as you sew to make sure you don't get any tucks in the sleeve head. Neaten the seam and then press it towards the sleeve.

A single notch indicates the front of a garment, and a double notch indicates the back.
6 Completed Short Sleeve

To complete your short sleeve, fold the back the sleeve hem allowance 1cm, then fold the hem up a further 3cm. Pin it in place, then edge stitch the hem closed.

Give your sleeve a press then repeat for the other side!

1 Facing Pieces Sewn Together Press
2 Facing Piece Overlocked

With right sides together, stitch the front armhole facing to the back armhole facing at the shoulder and underarm.

Press the seams open, then neaten the outer edge with your overlocker.

3 Pin Facing To Sleeve Opening
4 Facing Attached

Pin the facing to the bodice with the right sides together, matching the notches, sew the armhole facing to the bodice.

6 Triming Contd

Next, clip the into the seam allowance at the curves, approximately 1cm apart. Take care not to cut through your stiching.

7 Understitch Facing
8 Turn In And Pin

Now, under stitch on the facing and then press it to the wrong side of the garment. Pin the facing to the garment to hold it in place.

9 Sew Facing Shoulder
10 Sew Facing Side Seam

Ditch stitch at the shoulder and underarm seams to secure the armhole facing to the bodice.

11 Completed Sleeveless

Now, top stitch the facing at 2cm from the edge. Repeat for the other side.

Next up, sewing the skirt or peplum depending on which view you are making!

Check out the Ivy Dress + Top pattern in our Online Store here. Don't forget you can always email us via patterns@thefabricstore.co.nz if you need advice!

Ivy makes from our wonderful community are also popping up over on Instagram, follow @makebytfs and use #TFSIvyDress or #TFSIvyTop so others can check out your creations!

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