Now I will show you the extra bits to make view A.
This time in the very pretty very suitable City Weekend.
The Bodice Flaps.
I cannot remember the proper name and I have packed the pattern away-forgive me?
Trim the seams and the corners.
The measurements are in the instructions.
I found the smaller size needs a smaller sleeve hem.
Continue setting in the sleeves and sewing the side seams.
See here if you need a reminder.
The Elastic Casing.
Following the instructions fold and press the ends of the casing.
Take great care not to stretch it!
Press the seam allowance along the top of the casing in place.
With raw edges together at the bottom,pin the folded edge of the casing to the bodice.
Take your time and try not to stretch it.
Topstitch the top edge in place.
Baste along the raw edges to keep things in shape.
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Sew the side seams of the skirt and neaten.
I finish mine together and press both towards the same skirt panel.
Consider stitching a fold line for the hem.
Press and fold the hem.
Fold again,press and pin in place.
Sew the hem.
Gather two rows of thread along the top of both skirt panels.
Pin the skirt bodice to the skirt,right sides together,and gather to fit.
I pin the bodice side seams to the back and the skirt side seams to the front to stagger the seam bulk.
Sew the two together.
Neaten the raw edge.
Press the seam up towards the bodice.
Give this a good steamy press and then let cool and set.
Topstitch the bottom of the casing in place.
The seam will be caught underneath.
Thread the pre-measured elastic through the casing and secure the ends.
Press the bow pattern piece.
Fold the bow piece in half and pin the edges leaving a gap between the notches.
Sew and trim the edges and corners.
Turn the bow strip through.
Finger press the seams and then press well.
Pin the opening shut and hand sew or edge stitch the bow strip.
I edge stitched.
Pin the tie in place over the casing opening.
Stitch in place.
Tie your beautiful bow.
I wanted a quick finish so I used a small piece of millenary elastic tied in a loop.
And hand sewed it in place.
I sewed the lovely pink MOP button(which was a gift from a special friend) with apple green embroidery floss.
And there we have it.
A beautiful dress for my beautiful girl.