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Step 1: Measure your child from shoulder down to desired dress length.
You will need this number in step 4.
Step 2: Assembling the bodice.
Line up the neckline of your pattern or t-shirt on to the sweater. Trace around the sides with a fabric marker and use the tracing wheel and paper to copy the arm scythe pattern. Add 1/4 inch seam allowance to your traced pattern. Cut out the bodice pieces. Depending on how big the neckline is on the sweater- you may need to do the front and back separately.
Line up your t-shirt (or pattern) with the sleeve cuffs and top edge of the sleeve. Use the marker, tracing paper and wheel to copy the sleeve shape. Add in 1/4 inch seam allowance and cut out the sleeve. If you are working with a huge sweater and a small size- you might need to resew the bottom/inside of the sleeve. (So don’t forget to add in a seam allowance to that seam.)
Right sides together, slip the sleeve into the bodice, lining up the side seams. Pin in place and sew the sleeve to the bodice.
Cut out the contrasting strips. Right sides together, sew the side seams together. Next, line up the raw edges of the top of the contrasting fabric and the bottom of the bodice. Sew together. Fold down and press.
Navigate to the Circle skirt calculator. Choose your skirt type (quarter/half/full.) Unfortunately this app is for adults, so just choose mini and I’ll show you how to figure out the length.
That’s it! You’re done…
Have fun showing off your creation!
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Products used and recommended in this post:
- My Sewing Machine: SINGER 9960 Quantum Stylist (600-Stitch Machine with Extension Table, Bonus Accessories and Hard Cover)
- My Serger: Brother 1034D 3 or 4 Thread Serger or you can just use Pinking Shears
- Rotary Cutter
- I love my large ruler and large cutting mat, but you may prefer to start of with a smaller Cutting set
- Tracing wheel and paper
- Dritz Dual Purpose Marking Pen and Fray Check
- Ball Point needles
- Singer walking foot or universal walking foot
- Wonder clips (I didn’t use these in the post, but they are just awesome!