the dress is coming together and I am starting to doubt a little, if I will really like it when its finished, but maybe I am to critical – we will see next week when I will finish it.
I pinned the front facing down
and the sleeves into the top, for that I turned the bodice wrong side out and the sleeves right side out, and put the sleeves into the armholes from the inside, this way the right sides face each other
sewed and serged the armholes
and sewed the edge over, so my top part is finished.
before sewing the skirt I added the welt pockets
because my fabric frays a lot I used fusible interfacing, the softest I had, which is vliselina H180. I cut 4 pieces the size of the open welt parts.
2 pieces I ironed right on top of the markings of the pockets,(wrong side of the fabric) trying to place the marking right in the middle
and the other 2 on my welt parts
I redrew the lines of the pockets placing and drew them longer
then took a thread in a different color that is easy to see, and sewed the lines with wide stitching
so I have my markings on the right side as well
then placed my welt folded in the middle and one pocket part and placed them on the marking according to the seam allowance in the pieces
then I used chalk to draw the lines of the pocket onto welt and the bigger pocket part
then sewed the long sides, careful to end and start right at the same point, and that my seams are parallel
now I cut it in in the middle between the seams, stopping 1-2cm before the end
then cut into the corners from that point, right to that end of the seam
and then turned both parts onto the inside
and ironed them, welt into the hole
and then seam allowances of the pocket part apart
now I sewed the pocket shut with hand stitching the way I wanted it to look like when its finished
now I took the triangles on the inside and pinned them to the welt
and sewed them
next I pinned the smaller pocket parts to the seam allowance of the welt
sewed and serged, and also serged the rest of the seam allowances
then pinned the pocket parts together, the way they lay on top of each other
then cut them to the same size
and overlocked all around. I keep my pockets closed until the dress is finished, so nothing I will do, will pull them into a weird form.
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