Today’s steps include binding (for the neckline and/or the armscye if you’re doing the sleeveless option!). Binding can sometimes seem overwhelming if you’re just starting out, but it does get easier with time! We have a helpful blog post here for a little more help with knit binding. The best piece of advice though is to take your time; rushed binding, or trying to take shortcuts, often result in sloppier binding (and in my case at least, more dreadful seam ripping!).
If you’re doing the neckband option, you don’t have too much to do today 🙂 If you’re struggling a bit, we do have tips for bands over on this blog post.
- seam allowance is 1/2″ and is included on pattern pieces; be sure to take the full 1/2″, especially if you’re using a serger.
- if you’re using fabric with less than the recommended stretch, you may have bunching along the neckline
- be sure to quarter your neckline (and armscye, if applicable) evenly; this will give you the best result
Want to sew along with Stephanie? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about either binding or neckbands, 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: SHOULDER SEAMS + SLEEVES
DAY 3: SIDE SEAMS
DAY 4: BINDING OR NECKBAND
DAY 5: CONSTRUCTING SKIRT TIERS
DAY 6: ATTACHING SKIRT TIERS
DAY 7: HEMMING + CATCH UP
Be sure to visit Brenda at Pretty Posh Prints – her fabric and customer service are top notch!! We love PPP!
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