Cara Dress Sew Along Part 4: Finale

Here are the finishing touches to the Cara Dress, adding a hem strip to the bottom of the dress, inserting elastic, and sewing on the buttons.


For previous posts go here Cara Dress Sew Along Part 1
Part 2, and Part 3
Pattern is Cara Pinafore Dress by Farbenmix 

Fold hem strips lenthways wrong sides together, and press



Sew folded strips onto the hem of the skirt, right sides together from side seam to side seam.

 Turn under and press end of hem strip
Fold under second hem strip, and continue sewing leaving an opening to insert elastic cord.
Serge and press the seam allowance towards the dress and top stitch.
Sew a row of stitching through the center of the hem strip. Thread elastic cord through the top tunnel. Knot or secure ends with toggle. 


Finally, add button holes and buttons to the straps.


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