So it's time for Part 2 of our sew-a-long Christmas Party dress with Amanda.

Amanda

If you aren't already taking part but would like to, click here to purchase a kit and click here for part 1.

Christmas Party sew a long part 2

Pin the lace to the bodice lining, right sides together. Use pins to mark where you need to sew around armholes and neckline. See photograph below.

Christmas Party Dress sew a long part 2

Sew with a sewing machine, trim seam and then under stitch in to the lining as far as possible, as the photo shows.

CPD

Follow steps 6 and 7 on the sewing pattern. I loved sewing this part. It was a great sewing moment when you say…"Ahhh! I get it now!"

CPD2a

CPD2b

The bodice is so neat and precise. The back matches perfectly too. It is the pulling through the shoulder seams that seem to give it that perfect look. It does say it is a ‘Very Easy Vogue’ pattern and I am inclined to agree with that. Simple but perfect so far!

Tools to help you with the bodice:

Dressmaking pins

Sew All Thread

Bobbins & more

Stay tuned for part 3 coming soon!