Orchid Sew Along | Sew Waistband Casing and Attach Bodice to Skirt

Your Orchid dress is so close to being finished! We’ll wrap up our sewing by constructing the waistband casing and then attach the bodice to the skirt. PREP WAISTBAND CASING With the right sides together, sew the waistband center back seam, and press the seam open. Prep the waistband casing hem by stitching a baste

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Orchid Sew Along | Sew Mitered Corners and Hem Skirt

It’s time to sew the mitered corners and hem the skirt. We’ll start by prepping the hem. PREP HEM Prep the hem by stitching a baste stitch 3/8” (1 cm) from the cut edge of the hem and slit extension. Use this stitch line as a guide to fold the hem and sides of the

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Orchid Sew Along | Sew Pockets and Side Seams

Now we will begin to assemble the skirts. We’ll start by sewing the pockets and move to sew the skirt side seams. ATTACH THE POCKET FACING TO THE UNDER POCKET LINING Finish the angled edge of the pocket facing or fold it under at 3/8” (1 cm). Pin the pocket facing right side up to

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Orchid Sew Along | Sew Side Seams and Add Sleeves

We’ll finish sewing our bodices by adding the sleeves and sewing the side seams. If sewing View B, skip all of the View A instructions below. SEWING SIDE SEAMS AND ATTACHING RUFFLE SLEEVES – VIEW A First, we will sew the side seams and then attach the ruffled sleeves to finish the View A bodice.

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Orchid Sew Along | Sew Front and Back Bodices

We’re going to continue sewing and assemble the front and back bodices of our Orchid dresses. We will attach the yokes, sew on bias binding, and learn how to clean finish the yokes and shoulder seams. ATTACH FRONT YOKE TO FRONT BODICE With the right sides together, pin the front yoke to the front bodice,

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Orchid Sew Along | Prepare Bodice, Sew Darts and Ties

Now that pieces have been cut and interfaced, it’s time to begin sewing. We’ll start with staystitching, sewing the bodice darts on the C/D bodice, sewing the drawstring ties, and adding gathering stitches to the bodice and View B sleeves. STAYSTITCH THE NECKLINES Unless noted, the seam allowance included is 3/8” (1 cm) for joined

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Orchid Sew Along | Getting Started

We are excited to add the Orchid Sew Along to our library. We will be sewing both views of this pattern in the sew-along. We hope you will find all the assistance you need to sew a beautiful Orchid dress. We also have community lead sewing support in our Facebook group, or you can email directly for additional support.

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