Advance Prep: 1. Print the pattern and have the instructions printed out or available for viewing on a device. (Available by clicking File Link in the confirmation email)
2. Cutting and Fabric Prep:
a. From the cotton broadcloth, cut the following: i. One rectangle 12 x 40 inch for the skirt ii. Two dress front bodices on the fold iii. Two dress back bodices on the fold iv. Two sleeves on the fold
b. From the cotton batiste, cut the following: i. One rectangle 10 x 18 inch for the skirt ii. Two strips 4-1/2 x 20 inch for the waist ties iii. One 5 inch square for the pinafore front iv. Two strips 1-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch for the straps v. Two strips 1-1/4 x 10-1/2 inch for the waistband
3. Serger Set-Up: a. If doing the pintucks by serger, set the serger for a narrow cover stitch using the needle positions indicated in the instructions that come with the Cover Stitch Pintuck foot and attach the foot and the raised guide. If not using the foot, use the needle positions indicated in your manual. Use either color of thread (matching the pinafore or matching the dress). We will do all pintucks first. Note: In the sample, I used white thread for everything. We will talk about settings during the class.
4. Sewing Machine Set-Up a. Thread with either color of thread (matching the pinafore or matching the dress). We will do all pintucks first. Note: In the sample, I used white thread for everything. Set the machine for a straight stitch with a length of 2.5.
Supply List: Please order the Optional kit directly from Alicia for $25 plus shipping using the link below. Order at least one week before the class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (If you are ordering less than one week before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and follow along with the recording once the kit has arrived as you will have access to the recorded class for one year.)
You will need: (if not purchaing the optional kit)
3/4 yard (45 inch wide) or 5/8 yard (60 inch wide) of cotton broadcloth for dress
1/2 yard of cotton batiste for pinafore (45 inch wide)
5/8 yard of 1/4 inch wide embroidered edging
1-1/4 yards of 2 inchwide embroidered edging
Supplies Needed with or without optional kit:
8 inch of 1/8 inch wide elastic, 3-1/2 inch of 3/8 inch wide Velcro, Three spools of serger thread to blend with each fabric, One spool of same color thread(s) for sewing machine, Cover Stitch Pintuck foot for serger (optional), General sewing and serging supplies.