This is a quick guide on how to create a sash belt to compliment my pattern for the summer batwing dress.
Dress before and after adding a belt
You will need:
· Your summer batwing dress, made from the sewing pattern available in my online store (click on the button to the right of the page).
· 10cm / 4 inch length of fabric, cut from the width of the same fabric used to create your dress.
Cut your piece of fabric 10cm / 4inch wide (The bias will form the short sides of the section of fabric cut).
Fold your fabric in half, right sides facing and sew the open seam closed (keeping a 1.5cm / 5/8” seam allowance). Use your overlocker / serger to neaten the edge.
Turn the belt the right way around and press flat.
If you would like to add the belt as a permanent feature, find the center point of the belt and attach this to the dress by doing a hand stitch on the center back seam along the the waistline.
Your dress with matching sash belt is now ready to wear!