How to make an Advent calendar dress.
Step 1: Step 1: Materials List
-Burlington x 1 x 1.40meter
-Coton x 1 x 0.25 meter
-Tulle x 1 x 0.25 meters
-Satin band x 4,50 meters
-Wooden pearl x24
Step 2: Step 2: the Pattern
The dress is composed in 28 elements:
-2 middle front
-2 middle back
-24 fabric pocket
The dress: You can take a dress to do the pattern or buy a pattern of a tunic dress. You can also do the pattern with a dressform (draping method) or just with your measurments (flat-patternmethod ).
The fabric pocket: To make the pattern, you just have to draw a rectangle of 22 x 8cm.
Step 3: Step 3: Sewing the Dress.
After cutting the fabric, I sew all the panels of the dress except the middles back.
-The middle front (photo 1)
-The sides and the shoulders of the dress (photo 2)
-Fix the zipper to the dress (middle back).
Step 4: Step 4: Make the Fabric Pocket
To make the fabric pocket, I fold the pocket tops (photo 1). I fold in half and i sew the sides of the pocket (photo 2 and 3). After i return this (photo 4) and i made two stitching on the top of the pocket (photo 5).
Then I inserted a satin ribbon with a needle between the two seams (photo 6), then I introduce the wooden pearl and I tie the ribbon (photo 7 and 8).
Now the pocket fabric is finished.
Step 5: Step 5: Sew the Pockets on the Dress
I fix the pockets (Except the 24th pocket that will serve as collar ) on the dress and I sew the number charms on the pockets. Now the dress is finished. It only remains to fill the pockets :)