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COLFAX SEWALONG DAY 5 – STEPS 25 – 32

April 15, 2016

Today is the last day of the Colfax Sewalong. It’s going to be a quick finish. Just the hem facing left. Views A and B finish in different ways so make sure that you are following the right instructions.

Step 25 – With right sides together, line up the two short edges of the front hem facing with the corresponding edges of the back hem facing, matching notches. Stitch at 1/2″ seam allowance.

Press seams open.

Step 26 – Turn down the unnotched edge of the hem allowance by 1/4” towards the wrong side of the fabric. Press.

VIEW A ONLY (VIEW B SKIP TO STEP 30 )

Step 27 – With right sides together, pin the notched edge of the hem allowance to the bottom of the dress, matching notches.

Stitch at 1/2″ seam allowance.

Step 28 – Trim the seam allowance to reduce bulk.

Turn your dress inside out and press the hem facing up towards the inside of the dress (the seam allowance will be sandwiched inbetween). The wrong side of your dress will be facing the wrong side of your hem facing. Pin generously around the folded edge of the hem facing.

Step 29 – Finish your hem by edgestitching along the top folded edge of the hem facing. Give the whole dress a Final press.

Congrats! View A is finished.

VIEW B ONLY

Step 30 – Turn your dress inside out. With the right side of the hem facing touching the wrong side of your dress, pin the bottom edge of the hem facing to the bottom of the dress, matching notches.

Stitch at 1/2″ seam allowance.

Step 31 – Trim the seam allowance to reduce bulk. Turn your dress right side out and press the hem facing up towards the right side of your dress. Pin generously around the folded edge of the hem facing. Make sure that your pockets are lying at and still pinned.

Step 32 – Finish your hem by edgestitching along the top folded edge of the hem facing. Catch the bottom edge of your pocket seam allowances within the stitchline by about 1/8″. This will help support the weight of the pocket and keep it in place.

Here is what the inside of the dress should look like with the pocket in the stitchline.

Give the whole dress a final press.

Congrats! View B is finished.

I will be sure to take some pictures in both of these dresses and post them next week sometime. Thank you so much for following along. I can’t wait to see all of your versions. Be sure to enter the Colfax Dress Contest by either posting your dress on instagram with the hashtag #colfaxdresscontest or sending me an email with the photo. The last day to enter the contest is Thursday April 28th. The prizes are gift certificates to My Fabric Designs. Click here for more details.

You can find the Colfax Dress pdf pattern here. Use the code COLFAXCONTEST for a discount for the rest of April. You can find the fabrics used for the sewalong here, here and here. Use the code TRUEBFS for free shipping with My Fabric Designs for the remainder of the contest.

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  • Reply Tess April 25, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    I’ve tried looking at this on my phone and computer but theres a photobucket error that says your photos were linked incorrectly and none of them show up on your post

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