I'm so thrilled that it is finally time to sew a Malibu Cross-Back dress together! This pattern is one of my personal favorites!!
First, head to your computer and print out your pattern. Here are a few tips I like to use for printing:
- Print the instruction pages on two sides (front and back). For the Malibu pattern, these are pages 2-7. I like to save ink by not printing the pretty cover and inspiration pages (1, 9-11), but that’s up to you. You may even choose to not print the instruction at all and have your digital copy handy while you sew.
- Print the pattern pages (12-25) on a single side only. Make sure your scaling is set to “none”. For views A & C you only need pattern pages 12-16.
- Above all, utilize the test squares to make sure your pattern has printed at the full scale.
Next, cut all pattern pieces of your desired size. Be sure to include the gray/shaded areas in your cuts.
Overlap the shaded areas, as indicated on the pattern pieces, and tape each piece together to form the full pattern pieces.
Now you are ready to cut into your pretty fabric! You’ll need to refer to the cutting diagram in the pattern for the layout based on the fabric type. For views A and C, refer to the cutting charts for the skirt panel dimensions. You will also need to cut 1.5" wide strips of bias tape. Refer to page 4 of the pattern for bias tape cutting instructions.
That's it for today!
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