Alrighty roo! Day one of the Anna dress sew along! You ready to rock and roll?
Get the full tutorial after the jump!
Make sure to trace around the front neckline, you can add in your back neckline later or trace another pattern to add it to.
This is what it should look like! I trimmed my pattern so that it hit at more of her natural waistline though. (you can measure or hold it up to another shirt or dress for reference) You’ll be adding the waistband later too, so that will add some inches. Just be aware of that.
You can see I traced the shoulder seam, front neckline, fold line, and armhole. I then extended the side seam at a slant out about another 1.5″, to make room for the gathers later.
I also drew in the back neckline, and added space for my buttons in front by adding another inch to the fold line. Normally I would trace another separate pattern but I am almost out of freezer paper so I didn’t have enough! I would suggest tracing another one though.
hopefully these pics help!
Then I made my sleeve pattern by sketching out a sleeve similar to this one-gathered sleeves are really forgiving!
Then I cut out two back pieces on the fold line, with the back neckline. One of the lining, one of the main fabric. (fold the neckline or button placket out of the way when needed)
Cut 4 pieces of the front piece, 2 of lining, 2 of main fabric.
Also cut four sleeves, on the fold. 2 of lining, 2 of main fabric.
Tomorrow: the bodice!