Ahoy sew-alongers! Welcome to the Billie Jean sew -along. I hope you are as excited as i am to start the Billie Jean sew-along!?
Today's post we will cover the basics to get your started on the right track with sewing yourself a fabulous Billie Jean dress or two!
We will be covering in this post:
Important stuff first....YOUR FABRIC! I recently did a blog post about suggested fabric ideas and some fabric inspiration for sewing up the Billie Jean pattern but if you already have some fabulous fabric, hopefully you have pre-washed it and have it ready to go...
Finding your size:
The bodice of the Billie Jean dress has been designed to be form fitting, and without very little ease, so in saying in this i recommend just checking your measurements, before you begin.
Using my lovely lady below as a visual guide, grab a a measuring tape, and note down your bust and waist measurements. For dress 1- the wiggle dress, you will also need to measure your hips.
Dress 2- the full gathered skirt, it isn't necessary to note down your hip measurements due to the amount of gathers in the skirt design.
OK, so you should have the below measurements, for each dress:
Dress 1 - Wiggle dress
Dress 2 - Full gathered skirt