Welcome to Day 3 of our Penelope sew-a-long. Today is a quick and easy day, especially if you’re opting out of topstitching your princess seams.
Topstitching the princess seams can be done with a coverstitch machine, or with a regular sewing machine! Just remember to use a stretch stitch, even if you’re using a decorative-style stitch. This is also a great time to give your seams a good press/steam, to reduce waviness.
Looking to make a tank version of the Penelope? It’s a little tricky with the panels; I would recommend cutting your bodice pieces out as is in the pattern first, sewing the bodice/princess seams, and then tracing the tank armscye once the bodice pieces are assembled.
- Make sure you are taking an accurate and consistent seam allowance
- Stitch your shoulder seams with right sides together
Want to sew along with me? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about topstitching and/or shoulder seams, you are always welcome to post in our SAL group so we can help you! Be sure to check in each day during the SAL, and look for daily posts to enter our giveaways. We can’t wait to see what you create this week!