|The last step we sewed.|
Now,where were we? Oh yes.....
|Trimming the seams.|
Trim the arm and neck seams as directed in the pattern instructions.
Clip notches in the curves , taking great care NOT to snip your stitching. Don't skip this step or it will just not sit nicely
|I did it myyyy way!|
Now , this next step is how I do it, NOT the pattern instructions. I could not find this step in my pattern anywhere....if you do , your a better man than I am Gunga Din!(Or my pattern is dodgey)
To turn this placket later, it has to be trimmed. So I clipped up to the stitching dot from the bottom of the bodice and from the folded side.
If anyone has this instruction in their copy, please let me know.
|Pulling the bodice through.|
Following the pattern instructions, working from the front bodice, carefully pull the back bodice through so the complete bodice is the right way out.
Before pressing with an iron, roll the seam between your fingers gently,dampening it if needed, to make sure the edge is true. Use a collar point to gently push your corners out.
|The inside neckline|
Roll the lining so the bodice fabric shows slightly around the edge of the neckline.
When you are happy with the finish you can press with an iron, taking care no to stretch your curved edges.
|The back of the bodice|
|How flukey is that?|
Following the pattern instructions, gently pull the bodice apart at the neckline and stitch the seam allowance to the bodice lining. This will help stop the lining peeping out. Do this step!(Or I will be cross).
|Ready for the side seams!|
I have to go, it's 'bath' o'clock!
To be continued......