How to Add a Big Bow to Violet {A Tutorial}

How to Add a Big Bow to Violet {A Tutorial}

Hey friends!! Violet is already gorgeous with the front bib bodice, ruffle and puff sleeves but wanted something extra to make it a bit more of a special occasion dress. Today I am going to show you how I added a big bow to the back of my daughter's Easter dress using the violet pattern.

Supplies Needed

Violet Pattern (You can purchase it here)

2 - 10" x 35" strips of fabric for the sash (You can shorten or lengthen depending on the size you are making and look you are going for.)

Step One: Fold the sash in half, lengthwise with right sides together and press. Repeat this with the other sash piece.

Step Two: Fold one corner of the sash down until it meet the fold you made in step one. Repeat this step with the other sash piece.

Step Three: Sew along the diagonal side and long side of the sash.

Step Four: Clip the corners and trim the seam allowance 1/4" (6mm).

Step Five: Turn the sash right side out and press well. Topstitch around the sash on all sides except the raw edge.

Step Six: Sew two gathering stitch along the raw edge of the sash. Gather to be about 1-2" in width.

Step Seven: Lay the sash on top of the front main bodice with the diagonal facing down. The sash should be 1/2" from the bottom raw edge of the bodice. Baste in place.

Step Eight: Place the back bodice on top of the front bodice, aligning the raw edges. Sew along the side seams.

Step Nine: Turn the bodice right side out and continue following the pattern instructions to complete your dress.

Grab your copy of Violet while its on sale. Violet is currently 25% off through March 26th, midnight MST.

Happy Sewing!

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