I wanted to share how the flounces turned out using the fabric as lining.  It has given them some body which I think was necessary and makes them more like the ones on the dress that I am copying imitating. 

I stitched 1/4 inch from the outer edge of the lining fabric pieces and then trimmed the outer edge right up to the stitching line.  I attached the lining fabric together at the shoulders per the instructions.  I then sewed the outer edges of the two layers together.  After pressing the seam allowance I then turned under the lining fabric to match at the upper edge of the flounce.  This method allowed the upper fabric to turn under about 1/8 of an inch as I stitched the two outer edges together using 3/8 seam allowance.

I then basted the flounce to the upper bodice side front and back pieces which also had been stitched at the shoulder.


  1. Your flounces turned out beautifully! Can't wait to see the rest.

  2. Ditto. Your dress is going to be beautiful.


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