Who doesn’t love her? Beautiful basic dresses that we can wear on any occasion. In our new #BERNINASewAlong we sew exactly one thing: the beautiful Mirella dress from the latest issue of the magazine “inspiration”.
Sewing a dress with puff sleeves, Sew-Along on the BERNINA Blog
The Mirella dress gets you in the mood for warm spring days, doesn’t it? I love the many details like the square neckline and the slightly puffed sleeves. The elastic waistband ensures a slim line.
Well, did you now feel like sewing the beautiful dress? Then join our BERNINA Sew-Along. I will show you step by step how to sew the dress.
Who performs the Sew-Along?
Before I explain to you how our sew-along will work, in which you will sew the beautiful dress step by step, I would like to introduce myself: My name is Linda. I am a passionate hobby seamstress and regularly take you to my sewing room on my Instagram account.
Maybe you already know me from one of our past sew-alongs. This is the eighth sew-along that I’ve been able to do together with BERNINA. Here you come to my profile, in which you can find all other sew-alongs at the bottom – eg for wide-leg pants, a jumpsuit or a teddy jacket.
Sewing a dress – the process of our sew-along
You are part of our Sew-Along and would like to sew your own dress? Excellent! Then you can find the schedule for our sew-along here. There will be a total of three posts here on the BERNINA blog:
- 03/10/2023: discount code, material selection and preparation (this post)
- 03/24/2023: Step-by-step sewing instructions with pictures
- 03/31/2023: Intensive instructions for the puffed sleeves
Would you like to sew the Mirella dress, but can’t start sewing until later? No problem! All posts are permanently stored here on the blog. Only the discount code can be redeemed for a limited time.
Dress “Mirella” – discount code for the pattern
Now to the most important part of our sew-along: the pattern with which you can sew the dress. As part of our sew-along, you can download the pattern for the Mirella dress at a reduced price for a limited time. Instead of €5, the pattern with our discount code will only cost you €2.50 or CHF 3.50 instead of CHF 6.00. Here’s how you can download the pattern at a reduced price:
Put the pattern in the shopping cart, enter the discount code in the check-out MIRELLA and the discount will be deducted automatically. Here is the direct link to the pattern:
The discount code can only be redeemed once and is valid until 24.03.2023 23:59. The offer is valid in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.
Sewing a dress – material selection
You bought the pattern and are ready to equip yourself with all the necessary materials? Perfect! Here you will find everything you need:
- 2.80 – 3.20 m viscose jersey (with a width of 1.40 m). Amount depends on clothing size, i.e. for Gr. 36 2.80 m, for size. 48 3.20 m. Original fabric.
- 0.7 – 1.0 m elastic, 2.00 cm wide
- 0.6 – 0.7 m elastic, 1.00 cm wide
- Rest of fabric insert G 785 (Vlieseline)
- Elastic sewing thread “Seraflex” (Mettler)
- seam tape
- Also: closing pin, pins and/or fabric clips, tailor’s chalk, fabric scissors, iron.
I sew my Mirella dress from a beautiful patterned jersey. The fabric consists of 95% cotton and 5% elastane and is OEKOTEX-certified – really great quality!
Preparations for our Sew-Along
Can’t wait for us to start sewing our dress? Then use the time and prepare your materials already! On March 24th, 2023 I will publish the step-by-step sewing instructions with which we sew our dress. Until then you can already prepare your pattern and pre-wash your fabric according to the instructions.
When you print out your pattern, make sure that you print out the actual size. You can select this in the print settings. As a test, it is best to print out only the first page. There you will find a check box. After printing, measures whether the check box is as large as specified. If the dimensions are correct, you can print out the remaining pages. If not, you have to adjust the print settings again.
Sew-Along Dress Mirella – become part of the community
Join the community: I’m really looking forward to your self-sewn clothes! Share your pictures with me and other participants in the community area of the BERNINA Blog or on Instagram with #BERNINAsewalong.
Speaking of Instagram: Feel free to check out the profile of BERNINA Germany and the magazine “inspiration” during the sew-along. I’ll show you even more insights into the sewing process and you’ll find out immediately when a new blog post is published. If you have any questions about the Sew-Along, you can also ask them on Instagram or publish them directly under this blog post. I look forward to exchanging ideas with you!