Step Four: Sew the front
Apply fusible interfacing to the satin front piece. Place the front piece shinny side up.
Place the sequin fabric on top. Top stitch at 1/4″ all around. This is necessary so these two layers can be treated as one.
Mark 5/8″ straight from the V point. You will slash no more than 1/2″.
Mark 5/8″ on the inverted V point.
Align the inverted point with the V point and pin exactly on the dot you have marked previously. Sew at 5/8″. This is a tricky part so to make the point really sharp. Spread the V apart and sew. Pin the upper piece of the top. The upper part of the back of this princess dress pattern is in netting.
Step Five: Sew the back of the back and attach the front
Sewing the back may seem confusing, but I assure you is not difficult. Tulle or net is a very transparent fabric and the seams show. So we can use the fabric to act as a bias tape just by folding and sewing the edges. For that reason, when pinning the tulle or net leave 5/8″ seam allowance on either side of the zipper. Stitch the back at 5/8″.
Sew the side of the dress. At this point you can fit the princess costume to the princes. The child needs to be able to move freely. Sew the sides at 5/8″ if no adjustment is required. I borrowed an Australian princess from next door and she is six years old and on the tall side, so I have to take in 1/2″ on either side so she is wearing size 7. Size 6 is too short for her. I will not cut the fabric because I want to leave room for growth so I can take it out later.