Sunday, November 29, 2015

Adding Side Panels to Burda 6988

I just made this dress using Burda 6988.

Ii had the idea of slimming it down by adding panels to each side front and back.

This is what I did.

I cut my panels 3.5" wide by laying the pattern pieces (front and Back ) and tracing along the sides. I should say that I sewed in the dart first before tracing the front.

I then measured 3  and 1/8" from the sides of the dress and marked with my great measuring tool and my chalkener. This was my placement line for the panels.

Next I butted the edge of the panels against this placement line and pinned ,then stitched a 1/4 " seam allowance

I pressed the panel towards the sides and here I could have basted the layers together but I used strips of hem tape to fuse the two together.


 After this the two layers were sewn as one and they serve as support for my flab and that's a good thing .

I hope this helps somebody and if not, it will serve as reminder for myself the next time I want to do this.

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