Its nearly Tilly's birthday so sore head or no sore head.....lets get sewing.
(I will fill you in later)
They are sewn together leaving a tiny gap at the base of the front yoke split.
The instructions have a great illustration of this step.
As long as you stop at start at the correct spot it will make no difference.
This will prevent the wrong side of the fabric showing at the neck.
You may not be able to stitch the complete neck as it is fiddly but even a little will help.
I started at the centre back.
I sewed in the direction of the pin-tucks.
I chose to stop at the centre back and sew again from the centre front so that I was again sewing in the direction of my pin-tucks.
If I sew the wrong direction over pin-tucks they pucker-This may be my machine!
I love a white yoke-don't you?
Following the instructions-prepare the sleeve hem binding.
Pin the binding to the sleeve end.
Trim off the excess binding and sew in place.
Press the sewn seam.
Press the seams into the binding and check the pin-tucks are sitting nicely.
Pin in place.
Again it may be easier to sew on the inside.
Doesn't the sleeve hem have a lovely shape?
This opening may be hand sewn together.
Alternatively,elastic could be threaded through if the sleeves are a little long and removed at a later date.
Hem the tunic.
It can be helpful to sew a fold line.
I didn't have any double sided ribbon in the right colour so I sewed one sided together.
It will do until I can get to the city.
I cut the ends of mine with a hot knife to sear the ends and prevent fraying.
The excellent Eider Tunic.
Well,it makes me feel soft and fluffy!
I hope she likes it!
Originally I planned on making the Eider tunic and a coral linen Village dress for Matilda's birthday.
Unfortunately,I have not had the best week.
I am well on the mend now but had a horrid headache and a swollen eye and was put on bed rest for a very mild suspected concussion.
So,no sewing for a few days and I really didn't mind!
Thus,Tidy misses out on her pink dress but I got her a bag of sweeties so I am sure she will forgive me!
Won't I look purty for Sports Day?