How to sew a chiffon dress

It is very important now in the summer to wear things made of chiffon, t.to.  This is a very light and airy fabric. Basically, chiffon is made from natural fibers, with a small amount of synthetics. More and more chiffon dresses can be found on girls walking down the street. And they are all different shades, styles, but always look very impressive.

How to sew a chiffon dress

Of course, you can buy a chiffon dress in any store, especially since now there are a lot of them, in various colors and styles. But you can sew it yourself. You can choose your favorite model, fabric and proceed to action. But before you start doing this, you need to remember that sewing from chiffon is a little more difficult than from other fabrics, t.to. this very slippery weave. In the process of sewing, it tends to crumble, and the edges are not so easy to align. Therefore, you need to stock up on time, patience and proceed.

For the dress that will be discussed in this article, you need 2.5 m of chiffon, the width of the fabric should be 1.5 m. Be sure to stock up on the right needles, No. 85 and No. 90 are suitable for this fabric, and also select the threads so that they match the color of the chiffon. For a perfect fit, buy either silk #18 or #33, or cotton #40 or #50. It is also necessary to buy a zipper, also match the color, and it is desirable that it be hidden.

How to sew a chiffon dress

After you figure out the pattern and transfer it to the fabric, you need to carefully cut out the whole part, leaving allowances for the seams. For chiffon, it is enough to leave 1.5 cm.

After you are done, you need to grind the darts on the parts, and then iron them well. You do not need to heat the iron too much, just a moderate temperature is enough. And it is imperative that the tucks must be ironed to the inside. Sew the sides and shoulders longer. Then they must be processed with a double linen seam. As it shown on the picture.

How to sew a chiffon dress

Now you need to sew the bottom of the dress. To do this, sew the side sections of both skirts, just do not forget to leave a place in which the zipper will later be sewn. After that, you need to iron the allowance on the neck with an iron, this is enough 0.7 cm., then carefully overcast and sew. The stitched neck is processed with a zigzag stitch.

Now you can proceed to the connection of the upper and lower parts of the dress. We sew the bodice of the dress and the skirt, cut off the excess weave, and process the edge, for example, with an overlog.

How to sew a chiffon dress

In order to process the armholes, you need to fold the weave and stitch. Edge seam is best suited. Do everything very carefully.to. fabric tends to crumble.

Now you can proceed to sewing in the fastener, it is better if it is a hidden zipper, t.to. it looks much better and more effective. It is only very important that the zipper be matched to the fabric.  Carefully sew in the zipper, process the seams and be sure to iron. Then you need to process the remaining edges, everything is done as described earlier.

How to sew a chiffon dress

Now you are at the finish line. It remains to process the bottom of the dress. This is a very crucial moment, if everything is not done carefully, then the whole appearance may deteriorate and all efforts will be in vain. Sew very slowly and evenly, bending the bottom, and use a tight zigzag stitch.

Another very important point. Chiffon is a lightweight fabric and it has such an insidious property to shine through. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a petticoat. Lining fabric that matches the color of the dress is best. It is very simple to cut it out, it is enough to repeat the lower part of the dress according to the pattern, but reduce the length by about one third. But this is not important, some make petticoats along the length of the product itself.  It is sewn on the inside of the skirt of the dress. It remains only to iron everything well and the outfit is ready.

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