In Part 2 we showed you how to bind the neckline. And now, to complete your garment!
Part 3 - Attaching Bodice and Finishing
Take your front bodice piece and sew the bust darts: match the lines, pin and sew. On a fine fabric like this we recommend you don't do any reverse stitching at the 'pointy end' to secure your thread. Rather, leave long thread tails...
Finish your seams - I have overlocked and pressed the seam towards the back. The pattern suggests finishing each edge separately and pressing the seam allowances open, which would be a good idea to reduce bulk at the underarm area, if using thicker fabrics.
Fold the yoke lining back down into place and fold the edge under 5/8 inch, to meet the stitching line. Press in place with fingers or iron, and pin.
Start with the right side of your bias facing the wrong side of your garment, edges aligned and with the end overlapping the back placket edge by about 1/2". Pin right around the hem, ensuring there is also overlap when you reach the other placket edge. Sew along the fold nearest the edge.
See Part 1 of the tutorial here.
See Part 2 here.
- Jane & Fiona xx