For this post I’m sharing a video tutorial on the quick and easy steps for putting together Lekala pattern #4324. I used a novelty quilting fabric from Beverly’s to test the pattern. It’s quite charming with black fashion magazine text in the background and fashion related quotes, surrounded by high heels in the foreground. I usually break up instructions with pictures, but this time I thought I’d try a short video production using imovie. It was fairly simple for me to jump right in and be successful, but I must admit that I’ve always enjoyed the movie making process. Youtube lets you do a bit of editing, allowing you to add copyright free music, and annotations. The music selections were not quite long enough for my video, but it will do for this one.
Anyway, back to this very pretty look! I just love how it turned out. I received several compliments from strangers, while out with my hubby for the photoshoot. The fit is perfect too! I like the method of making the entire front, and the entire back separately, this allows you to quickly make any adjustments to the the sides seams. If you haven’t tried Lekala.co for patterns yet, this would be a perfect one to start with.
Here are a few tips: If you don’t have a serger, just use a zigzag stitch or pinking sheers to finish your edges. On this particular pattern, I cut facings for the waistband, and installed them, like you would a pillow case border. If you are not sure how to do this, it’s easy to research on the internet. It’s a little tricky to explain. But…. you don’t have to do that part, I just prefer a little more stability there. In the video, you won’t see me include the waistband facing. I wanted to stay true to the pattern instructions.
I’d appreciate any feedback you would like to leave in the comments. I’m always ready to improve my tutorials and instructions for dressmaking. Thanks for looking and happy sewing!