Welcome to Day 2 of our Aria sew-a-long! We have two pretty straight forward steps today. First up is sewing our shoulder seams, and then we’ll stitch up the neckline.
To keep your shoulder seams from being too bulky, you can press the seam allowances open, or press to opposite sides (nesting seams). You’ll definitely want to nest your seams if you’ve used a serger for this step.
For the neckline, be sure that you don’t stretch your neckline out while stitching, or you will end up with a wavy neck. Sew slowly and carefully!
- seam allowances vary! Be sure to use 1/4″ seam allowance along the neckline, or your straps will end up very narrow. This is especially important on the baby sizes since the straps aren’t particularly wide to begin with.
- seam allowance is already included on the paper pattern pieces
- stitch shoulder seams and neckline with right sides of fabric together
Ready to sew along with us??
If you have questions about sewing your shoulder seams or sewing up your neckline, 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 2: SHOULDER SEAMS AND NECKLINE
DAY 3: BURRITO ROLL
DAY 4: SIDE SEAMS
DAY 5: CONSTRUCTING TIERS
DAY 6: ATTACHING SKIRT(S)
DAY 7: HEMMING