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.
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,
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
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.
We include drawstrings on a few Chalk and Notch patterns. We thought it would be helpful to round up a few different ways to sew drawstrings using either woven or knit fabric. Here are two ways to make a drawstring yourself from knit fabric. This is a great alternative option to using a pre-made drawstring
Adding grommets is an optional way to finish the openings for the drawstrings on the Page Hoodie and the Joy Jacket. Buttonholes are another option if you don’t have grommets. Be sure to follow the instructions included with your grommets, but here is a tutorial to help insert them. While this tutorial was created with
Now it’s time to add the hood to your Page Hoodie! If you ever want to try a crew neckline for the Page, you can check out our tutorial on the blog and the free neckband pattern piece in the shop. Let’s finish up your hoodie below. SEW THE MAIN HOOD AND LINING AT THE