Peony Sew A Long - Timeline

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Peony dress is a great beginner pattern.
Colette does a great job of walking you through each step.  I highly suggest you make a muslin top to make dart or length adjustments before making the dress. Deadlines or Goal Dates are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Please do not feel like you have to make that goal!! Go at the pace you need to and post pics as you go.
In the facebook group Sew Happy Charleston there is a photo album that you can post pics of your steps along the way.

Sunday August 11, 2013 
1- Get fabric, pattern and muslin- post pictures of fabric. 

Thursday August 15th 
2- Cut out pattern pieces, Make muslin front and back* 

Sunday August 18th
3- Create Muslin top and change or fit darts. 

Tuesday August 20th
4- Apply Interfacing, Staystitch, Stitch front darts, Stitch back darts, Stitch bodice front to back

Thursday August 22nd
5- Set in Sleeves

Sunday August 25th
6- Sew gathering stitches, Attach pockets, stitch side seams

Tuesday August 27th
7- Assemble facings, Install Facings, 

Thursday August 29th
8- Install Invisible Zipper, Hem Skirt

9- Sunday August 31st- Create Belt, MODEL YOUR DRESS!!

Peony Step 1: Get fabric, pattern and muslin if desired.

Tips and Info:
Trace your pattern onto tracing paper or freezer paper if you want to make multiple sizes.
I highly suggest making the bodice out of muslin first. I included it in the timeline. Colette's pattern website has tutorials on how to adjust for a small bust. You might need to lengthen the bodice if too short. A muslin draft will help you make these decisions.

Main Fabric - amount based on size
Contrast fabric for version 1
Pocket lining for version 1
Lightweight fusible interfacing
22" invisible zipper
1 small hook and eye
3/4" button

Crisp medium weight fabrics: Quilt weight cottons, cotton poplin, light suiting, cotton pique, silk twill, cotton twill, or seersucker.
Remember all of the local shops have offered 10% off for the sew-a-long. Also we are all willing to help you when you need it.
This online group has been designed to help each other!!

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