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Dress Sash

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Finish off a beautiful dress with a lovely fabric sash. This is a perfect place to add a touch of color to coordinate with the dress. We used satin batiste in pink for this soft fabric sash. We also made a version that is both traditional and more formal with beautiful white silk organza. Both are used to dress up our Victoria pattern.


Fabric Sash

1. Measure the finished length of the dress skirt. Multiply that number by 3.25. This is the sash length.

2. Cut a strip of fabric 8 ½” wide by the length that you have calculated.

3. Fold the sash lengthwise with right sides together.

4. Start stitching at one end at the fold. Stitch at a 45 degree angle and stop 1/4” from the cut edges, pivot and continue stitching. Stop about halfway. On the other short end, start straightening at the fold at a 45 degree angle, pivot and continue stitching leaving a 4-5” opening near the center.

5. Trim seam allowance to 1/4". Turn right side out, and press.

6. Slip stitch the opening closed.



Organza Sash

1. Measure the finished length of the dress skirt. Multiply that number by 3.25. This is the sash length.

2. Cut a strip of silk organza 5 ½” wide by the length that you have calculated.

3. Finish one long edge of the fabric with either a rolled hem on a serger or a zig zag stitch with a width of 4 and a length of 1.

4. Fold each short end 45 degrees onto unfinished long edge. Finish remaining long edge in same way and sewing across short ends.

5. Turn the ends right side out, and press.

Instructions by Susan Whitman


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