Today is Day 2 of our Carli sew-a-long! We’re just stitching up our shoulder seams, so it shouldn’t take at all!
Before we get started, remember that if you mash sizes for the front pieces of Carli, you will need to do the same for the back bodice pieces! Also double check that you’ve cut on the sleeved line (darker, outer line) or the sleeveless line (fainter, inner line), depending on which option you’ve selected. If you’re mashing with another pattern’s sleeve, make sure you’ve traced the correct armscye.
PSST! If you missed it, day 1 shows my Pepper + Carli mash. Still waiting to get modeled photos, but I love how it turned out!
Once you’ve sewn up your shoulder seams, that’s it for day 2! Super quick day 🙂
- Make sure you are taking an accurate and consistent seam allowance; seam allowance is included on all pattern pieces.
- Be sure that your back bodice pieces are cut as mirror images; check your pieces before you begin sewing.
- If you are worried about mixing pieces up, you can baste first to give you a chance to check your work!
Want to sew along with me? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about sewing up the 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!
DAY 2: SHOULDER SEAMS
DAY 3: NECKLINE and BACK BODICE HEMMING
DAY 4: BACK BODICE CONSTRUCTION
DAY 5: SLEEVES and SIDE SEAMS
DAY 6:CUFFS, FRONT BODICE HEM, and SLEEVELESS ARM BANDS
Brenda over at Pretty Posh Prints carries SO MANY fabrics that are just perfect for the Carli patterns! Check her selection out at prettyposhprints.com.