Stitch the darts. Press. Stitch tbe shoulder seams.press, overlock the edges or finish in your usual way.
You need to attach the sleeves before stitching the side seams. Run a gathering thread alkng the top edge of the sleeve keeping within the seam allowance. This will enable the sleeve to be gently eased into the armhole
This is what it should look like on the inside once the sleeve has been attached.
Keep trying the garment on for fit by tbe way.
Stitch tbe side seams and sleeve seams in one action, leaving an opening for a zip on the left side
insert an invisible zip and neaten all the edges.
Attach the funnel neck. Neaten the edges. The pattern instructions are very easy to follow by the way.
I finished tbe hem and sleeves by overlocking the edges and then by turning up 3/4"and top stitching.
Give it a final press.
There it is. An incredibly wearable, smart, comfortable dress in around three hours stary to finish! It looks great with a wide belt and boots.
Let me know if you have made this dress and if you love wearing it too
To view the new Lined version I made recently click HERE