I am such an instant gratification person, which is why I had to try this dress on Sarah. Once I saw the progress on her, I knew this was going to be a keeper. Yesterday we accomplished so much with out sew a long. Now today, we are going to finish up some loose ends and try on our new maxi. When I put up shop yesterday I noticed that there really wasn't that much left to do, so let's continue with setting the other sleeve.
|I find that while you are sewing, if you put your hand/ fingers next to the presser foot, it holds the fabric perfectly still and you get an even seam.|
|Once you set the other sleeve, prepare your belt ties and keep your markings in mind (check to make sure they are still there).|
|As you connect the facing, tug it just slightly so that the bodice and the facing are smooth and parallel to each other. Continue doing this until you have the facing completely sewn to the bodice.|
|Any fabric that is overage, Trim it. If you don't, it will add bulk to the finished product.|
|Connect the belt to the front right overlay at the pleated area. Be sure to stretch the belt from end to end, then press the tie away from the bodice, stitch over the top, then trim the remaining end pieces on the backside.|
Here is the final project.
|This is where you see the 4 inches on the sides, 2 inches in the back and the 3 inches in length.|