May 1, 2015

I am so excited to finish up today.  Not a lot to cover, just the slit and hems.  Here we go.

View A only 

Step 26 – To finish the hem, turn the bottom of the skirt towards the inside by 1/4” and press.

Fold again at 1”. Pin and press. Stitch at a scant 1” from the folded edge to finish your hem.


View B Only

Step 27 – Starting about 3 inches above the dot on center front, fold the raw edge of the seam allowance under itself by 1/4” until it reaches the center front seam or pressed edge. Press flat and pin.


Step 28 – Starting at the bottom raw edge of the skirt, edgestitch along the folded edge until you are 1/4” above the dot. Pivot and stitch across for about 1/2“. Pivot again so you are pointing towards the bottom and continue to stitch down the fold on the other side .


Step 29 – To finish the hem, fold the bottom raw edge towards the wrong side of the fabric by 1/4” and press.

Fold again at another 1/4” and stitch at a scant 1/4” along the entire bottom of the dress, backstitching at both ends.

Give your dress a final press. Hooray, you are finished!


Here is my finished View A Southport Dress:

Here is my finished View B Southport Dress:

I can’t wait to see your Southport Dresses too.  Please be sure to tag your dresses #southportdress on Instagram or send me an email with a link to a blog post or with a picture of your dress so that I can see it.

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  • Reply Emma - CraftyClyde May 1, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Just finsihed a flamingo version! Will email a pic 🙂 What a fab pattern and instructions, was very enjoyable to make

    • Reply True Bias May 5, 2015 at 8:56 AM

      flamingos!!! yes! cant wait to see it.

  • Reply Megan @ TheGreenViolet May 1, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Yay! These are adorable. I finally started sewing mine last night after cutting it out over a week ago, and its shaping up to be great! I love the relaxed fit through the bodice.

    • Reply True Bias May 5, 2015 at 8:56 AM

      thanks megan. so glad that you like it.

  • Reply Lisa May 3, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    Thanks for the pattern and sew along. I LOVE my dress 🙂

    • Reply True Bias May 5, 2015 at 8:55 AM

      So glad! you look great it in.

  • Reply Sassy T May 4, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    Wow! You knock up some cool patterns.

  • Reply Rebecca October 24, 2015 at 5:06 AM

    Hi, just wanted to say thanks for a great sewalong! Now that the southern hemisphere is heading towards summer the Southport was top on my sewing list! Just finished up my “wearable muslin” and love it. I have a striped linen & a fabulous floral rayon ready to be made into Southports too.

  • Reply Amber November 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Any desire to add a sleeve add-on for this dress?

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