Friday, June 25, 2021

Parfait Polo Sew Along Day 5: The Dresses!

 Welcome to Day 5 of the Parfait Polo sew along!  If you're sewing a dress version, today is the last day! 


Grab the Parfait Polo pattern here in the shop.

Day 1 we'll sew the yoke and placket.  

Day 2 we'll sew the shoulders, collar and neck binding

Day 3 we'll sew the sleeves and side seam

Day 4 we'll sew the hem and side vent (shirt only)

Day 5 we'll attach the dress versions

Today we're adding the sleeves and sewing the side seams.  The two fabrics used to sew this Parfait Polo is Art Gallery Fabrics jersey knit in the cinnamon color. and Art Gallery Fabrics jersey knit in the mauvelous color.

Let's make the a-line and circle skirt version first.  The circle skirt version will be shown in the photos.  The first step is to sew the side seams on the skirt part of the dress.  


Then mark the quarters of the top of the skirt and the bottom of the "shirt" like we did when attaching the sleeve bands.  

Next, pin the skirt to the top with the right sides together, matching those pins.  Continue pinning, adding as many pins as needed between the quarters.  

Sew the skirt to the top.  

The final step is to hem the bottom of the dress.  And now your a-line or circle skirt dress versions of the Parfait Polo are finished!

For the tiered version, also begin by sewing the tier pieces together along the short ends.  The right sides of the fabric will be touching.  You will end up with two long circles.


Take the bottom tier (the longer circle) and sew a gathering stitch all around the top edge.  Next you will pull the gathering stitch until the bottom tier is the same width as the top tier.


Pin the top of the gathered bottom tier to the bottom of the top tier with the right sides together.  In the photo above, you can see the top tier underneath the gathered bottom tier.

Carefully sew the two tiers together.


In the photo above, you can see the two tiers are sewn together.  Now we'll repeat the process by sewing a gathering stitch along the top of the top tier.  Next, pull the ends of those gathering stitches to make the top tier the same width as the bottom of the polo shirt.  


Finally, pin the top of the top tier to the bottom of the shirt lining up the raw edges.  Pin it well, and then sew together.  

The final step is to hem the bottom of the bottom tier.  And your gathered skirt version of the Parfait Polo dress is finished! 

Thank you for sewing along with us!  Please use the hashtag #prpparfaitpolo and tag us on social media.

Grab the Parfait Polo pattern here in the shop.

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