A simple dress that is sure to wow!
First, cut 2 dress pieces on the fold of fabric. One dress piece gets cut in its entirety. The second front piece gets cut on the cut here line omitting the sleeves. You should now have a dress back with sleeves, and a dress front with out sleeves.
Cut 2 pieces of neck frill on the fold one full piece and one on the shorter cut line.
Sew one end of the long frill to one end of the short frill.
Hem the raw side edges of the frill with a narrow hem.
Open the back piece and sew narrow hems (ends) of the sleeves.
Then sew the smaller front piece to the back piece, matching the shoulder raglan seams.
Now, sew sleeve and side seams. Start pinning at sleeve hem and stop at the bottom of the dress.
Gather neck frill (my ruffle foot set on every 6 stitches worked perfectly.) Sewing a basting thread, and pulling works well too.
Pin and sew frill to neck line over lap the frill 1".
Gather top edge of frill (my ruffle foot set at every 1 stitch also worked beautifully here) and bind neck line with bias tape.
Finish by hemming the skirt, and applying snaps or buttons at the frill overlap.
I am a mother to two girls. I enjoy a variety of crafts. I started crafting at such a young age that I do not remember a time I wasn't making something. My daughters are following in my craftastic footsteps.