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Darling Ranges dress sewalong: ties & beltloops

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryWe are so close to being finished with our dresses!! Today we’ll be working on the ties – but since I’ve noticed some people are leaving off the ties in favour of belting their dresses – I thought, lets also throw in a beltloop tutorial! Yay!

P.S – sorry for the different looking colors in the photos. It’s the same fabric. But I swear it’s a chameleon, changing with every picture I took hehe.

 

TIES

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryFold your ties in half width ways, with the right sides facing each other. Sew 5/8″ from the raw edge down one short end and then the long end.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryClip the corners.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryTurn your tie the right way round (you can use a pointing tool, or chopstick, or something like that, but be careful with scissors and knitting needles as you don’t want to push a hole through!)

Press your ties.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryOn the unfinished edge fold under 1/4″ (or more if you like) and press.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diaryhow to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryNow place your ties on the back of the dress so that your folded edge is facing downwards, and so that the ties sit at the points indicated on the pattern. They should sit right over the waistline seam, but you can place them higher if you like.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiarySew in place – i like to cross it too! And you’re done!

BELT LOOPS

We’re actually going to be doing something realllly similar for the belt loops! Now, it’s really up to you how many you make and how wide the opening is – but for me, I wanted it to be wide so I could use lots of different width belts, also I chose to do three loops – one at each side seam and one in the centre back.

Again, this is optional if you decide you don’t want to do the tie.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryI cut 3 strips of fabric each 2″ wide and 3″ long.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryFold in half with right sides facing each other and sew 1/2″ from the raw edge along the long edge.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design Diary how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryTurn them the right way round and press. I did this by attaching a safety pin and pushing it through the opening till I reached the other side.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryFold under 1/2″ on each raw edge and press.

how to attach ties and belt loops on the Darling Ranges pattern // tutorial on Megan Nielsen Design DiaryPlace your beltloops where you want them to go and sew along the folded edges. Trip the excess fabric under the beltloop.

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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