It's the moment you've all been waiting for, the unveiling of my finished Brasilia dress! After the picture parade I'll go into some sewing tips for the inset and how I chose to finish the neckline and armholes. Now with out any further ado, drum roll please, The Brasilia Dress!
Front view complete with disinterested model face
The majority of the Brasilia dress is very easy sewing, darts and straight seams. Inserting the side inset is the one area that is a bit tricky, so here are my tips for getting a nice sharp point.
2. Use a disappearing marker or chalk to pencil in the seam allowance at the point area.
4. Pin both pieces together right on the marked in point. Just pierce it with a pin.
5. When you sew the pieces together pivot right on the marked in point. The clips you put in the seam allowance will allow you to turn the point without a big pucker. Here's a view of the back of the seam after sewing. The clip the fabric also helps the SA to lay nice and flat after a pressing.
That my friends is my Brasilia dress. I had a great time sewing this pattern and I know you will too come December. Now back to the Christmas sewing Heather, chop chop!