Can you believe we’re almost finished? Today is a fairly short day – we are sewing up our bodice casing and our ruching tie.
First up is creating our casing.
NOTE: DO NOT use your serger to stitch the center bodice seam. I know it can be tempting because the serger is so quick, but you will not be able to create your casing if you use your serger for this step.
Make sure to edgestitch as close to the raw edge as possible, as that will make threading your tie through much easier.
For the tie, remember to stitch with 1/4″ seam allowance. You can trim your seam allowance down slightly after stitching, if you would like. You can also stitch the tie closed along the short edges after you’ve turned it right side out, but I just tied both of my ends in a knot! My stitches are secure and the swim knit won’t fray, so it’s really personal preference!
- Make sure you are taking an accurate and consistent seam allowance; seam allowance is already included on all pattern pieces. It *does* vary throughout this pattern
- Remove basting stitches when you finish up
- For reference, I’m sewing a youth version with optional flutters and a solid back. In the videos this week, the lemon fabric will be my main fabric, and the floral fabric will be my lining.
Want to sew along with me? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about constructing your bottoms or back bodice, 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!
DAY 1: CUTTING + PREP
DAY 2: OPTIONAL FLUTTERS + FRONT BODICE
DAY 3: BOTTOMS + BACK BODICE
DAY 4: CROTCH SEAM + STRAPS
DAY 5: NECKLINE + FRONT BODICE CASING
DAY 6: LEG ELASTIC
Be sure to visit our friends at The Fabric Fairy – let me know which swim fabric is your fave!!
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