INSIDE OUT DRESS, Making Spring Day and Night Pleated Dress


In todays video, I am going to share how I
manage to sew 2 in 1 dress or you can say two looks in one dress. Before I go ahead
and explain, you can watch my previous video of cutting this dress by clicking a link in
description below. As I mention in my previous video that I will add extra fabric on top
so I can keep the length of the bodice. You can see, I have added extra piece of fabric
on shoulders. Over here, I am placing the bodice pieces together with good sides facing
inwards. To sew all in facing first I join the garment front and back pieces at the shoulder
seams. I do the same to the other bodice pieces. Then I sew these seams. Once the shoulders
stitched, I sew neckline. I cut the neckline in round shape because this is my first time
making 2 in 1 dress I wanted to keep it simple but you can design it to your own liking.
In future video I will sure give a go too. However, you can watch my other video how
to design neckline by clicking on right corner or a link in description below. I trim, clip
and iron the seam allowances. Then turn the black facing through neckline to the wrong
side. I lay the garment flat, good side up. I tight the roll one side of the garment towards
opposite neckline edge. I take the armhole edges of the bodice and wrap them around the
roll then aligned them with right side together. Pin it to keep in place. I sew the armhole
seam taking care not to catch the rolled up garment in stitching. At this point, you do
not sew the side seams. Then I trim and clip the seam allowances as usual. Over here from
the front I reach between the garment layer and gently pull the roll garment out. I flat
the garment again and repeat the process for the other armhole. This technique may look
difficult at first but once you try this it gets easier. I love how it leaves neat and
clean look not only from outside but from inside too. I am sure being using this lot
more on my dresses. Just a personal thought when we add lining to the kameez in my opinion
it should made like this. Let me know if you want me to make a two in one kameez it will
be fun and tricky but I am excited to try it. Many of you request me to make abaya because
this dress is without sleeves I am trying to make all in one facing with sleeves on
Abaya too. I hope that I will finish and share with you soon. Enough talking before moving
on to stitch the side seams of the bodice I am pressing the edges flat with iron. To
stitch the sides I take the black bodice, pick it up and place it down. This is how
I will sew the sides a little bit different then normal. I also make sure to mark the
exact size measurement of bust, waist and hips. Because once you sew the side seams,
it will be hard to undo. Before stitching I pin it to keep in place. I trim, clip and
iron the seam allowances. Now the bodice of the dress is ready all it needs good ironing.
I need to make a pressing hem because without it was not easy. I am moving on to the bottom
pieces of the dress. If you watched my previous video, in which I shared how I made pleats
on both skirt then pin them together. Over here, I am stitching them together to keep
pleats in place. Then trim the edge to give neat look. To give a 2 in 1 look I figure
out to make pleats on both skirts then stitch the waistlines together by keeping wrong side
inwards. Then I place it flat lengthwise and pin the midpoint of waistline. To sew the
side seam of skirt I start stitching from one end to the other end. Moreover, that is
how it looks after flipping them over. The wrong sides of the skirt are facing together.
Now you can leave it like this or hem the edge of both skirts by folding half an inch
inwards. Because I wanted to give black, trim to other side of the dress so I make sure
while cutting the skirts that the black fabric is one inch longer then other one. Therefore,
I am hemming them together by folding 1-inch black fabric onto the navy. Here the tricky
part begins. I spend 10 minutes by looking at it how to stitch them together so the seam
is invisible from both sides. After quite some time I figure out one way of doing it.
Without further a do, with this I have come up. First, I decided to sew the navy side
of the dress. If I made any mistakes, it will be on black and on black; you cannot much
tell a difference. I pin the bodice and skirt mid points together then pining along the
waistline. Once you start pining from mid point it will make its own way. Then I sew
the waistline all the way around making sure that the pleats are set in place while stitching
over them. This is how it looks from navy side of the dress. Now I am moving on to black
side of the dress. I fold half an inch fabric inwards and pin the midpoints together to
keep in place. This pin is just to get the guideline. As you can see, that is the guideline
pin. Once I pin each side of the mid point I remove my guideline pin from front and pin
it inside. Then I repeat the process by pining along the waistline as far as it goes. I am
making sure to sew over or as close as the previous seam line. This part of stitching
was a bit difficult so please take your time to do this. After stitching I pull the garment
out of the unstitch part. This is where hand stitching comes in. You can hardly tell if its hand stitched.
Moreover, there you go. I am so happy with the result. I hope you like it as much as
I do. If you see or hear any mistakes, comment down below I will learn from it. Thank you
so much for watching and enjoy close up look of the dress. Bye.