Cassiopée – laced back

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Discover a refined version of I AM Cassiopée, your favourite dress. We have amended the back and sewn the new block with a laced fabric. This version of Cassiopée reaches a new level of delight.

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Here are the steps to follow in order to sew this version of Cassiopée:

STEP 1: PREPARING THE PATTERN:

Have the pattern in your size ready.

Trace the seam lines of the “back” (piece 4) and the “sleeve” (piece 2) pieces at 3/8″ as shown below.

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Superimpose both pieces together making sure to align the seam lines. Keep it in place with scotch tape or masking tape.

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Trace the line of the back inlay as you wish it to be. Here the line starts at the notch on the neckline and finishes 1 1/2″ from the center back (see the green line on the drawing underneath).

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Trace the pattern by drawing the 3 different pieces as shown below: the sleeve, the back and the back inlay.

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Add 3/8″ seam allowance on all 3 pieces as shown below.

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Key for the pattern pieces:

Pink pattern piece: Back inlay

Purple pattern piece: Back

Green pattern piece: Sleeve

To sew this version of Cassiopée, follow the 3 stages below and then refer to the instruction booklet to finish it.

STEP 2: CUTTING THE FABRIC

On top of the fabric requirements stated on the original Cassiopée pattern, you will need one square of 24″ x 24″ of see-through fabric (lace for example).

You will also need 36″ of bias tape for the neckline. You can make it yourself or buy it.

Do not cut the facing pattern pieces (pieces 5 and 6).

The pattern piece “back inlay” is to be cut once on the fold.

Cut 2 of the new “back” pattern piece and 2 of the new “sleeve” pattern piece.

All the other pieces are to be cut as indicated on the instruction booklet.

STEP 3: ASSEMBLING THE BODICE

Start by assembling the “back” pieces to the “sleeve” pieces:

Overlock the bottom of the sleeves. Place the back and one sleeve right sides together. Pin in place and sew at 3/8″. Overlock. Iron the seam towards the bottom. Repeat for the other side.

Then, carry on by assembling the “sleeve/back” newly assembled pieces to the “back inlay”:

Place one side of the back and the back inlay right sides together. Pin in place and sew at 3/8″. Overlock. Iron the seam towards the side of the garment. Repeat for the other side.

Finally, assemble the full bodice of Cassiopée by adding the “front” pattern piece.

Place one sleeve and the front right sides together. Pin in place and sew at 3/8″. Overlock. Iron the seam towards the bottom. Repeat for the other side.

STEP 4: SEWING THE NECKLINE

At step 3 of the original instructions, replace the facing by bias tape:

Make your own bias tape of 36″ long by 3/4″ (2cm) wide. Of course, you can also buy your bias tape.

Once ready, fold the bias tape lengthwise and iron. Sew the bias tape around the neckline.

Continue sewing Cassiopée by following the remaining steps in the booklet.

We are looking forward to discovering your creations. Post it on social media and tag it @iam_patterns, #iampatterns and #iamcassiopee.

If you don’t have the I AM Cassiopée pattern yet, you can discover it here.

Bonne couture…

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