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Summer Halter Dress

I used finishing techniques original to the pattern's design by making 6 bound buttonholes down the back opening and one on each front pocket.  

A vertical buttonhole is created at the waistline of the left back for the belt to go through and wrap around to the front.  The dress opens flat for easy ironing.

I used small pieces of Gail Patrice Deni-fuse (white) to stabilize the buttonholes and the top edge of the dress where I turned it with single bias facing.

I drafted pieces off a 1935 Beyer’s Modenblatt sheet and added seam alowances to create this halter dress.

I went for a fabric as close to the print illustrated in the original.  In this case, a semi-sheer cotton.  I used double-side silk satin ribbon for the straps and belt in lieu of creating fabric pieces the pattern gives for those parts. 

There is an inset skirt piece at front left and right which are top-stitched over the center front of the dress for shaping at the waistline and each terminate into vents at the front hem. 

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    roylaverne12 | | #1

    Good job buddy

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