|Our last step|
|Pressing bodice side seams|
|Sewing the side seams|
Pin and sew the side seams matching the underarm seams carefully.
|Pivot at underarm seam|
The seam is at a slight angle, it can be helpful to stitch to the under arm seam, lift your sewing foot,turn slightly to finish the seam. Use your guide lines on your machine plate.
|Press the seams open|
Press the seam open, I press from one side,then the other.
|The finished seam|
Fold the bodice together, finger press,check and then iron the seam.
|Dot the dot!|
Transfer your stitching lines from the pattern piece 2 to the back bodice. I poke a hole with my fabric pen and make dots along the curved line and then join the dots with tailors chalk. If you have a steady hand ,you could wing it and mark them by sight.
|Chalking the line|
|The front bodice|
|Ready to stitch|
A few pins will help keep the bodice together. Stitch the lines according to the pattern.
Press the stitching.
Pressing the inside can be easier!
This next step is my adaptation, it involves topstitching on the outside when One finishes the garment. If you are making a Bubble dress for a special occasion and would rather avoid top stitching,miss this step and follow the pattern.
Fold up and press the seam allowance on the bodice, taking special care at the back placket.
|Folding up the seam allowance|
|Anticipating a skirt.|
To be continued....