It’s day 4 of our Carli SAL! Today’s step is not super time consuming, but it does require a little bit of focus and attention to detail 🙂
For the crossover top, you’ll just match front bodice notches to back bodice notches. For the twist back option, you’ll want to be sure to match up the notches on the bodice pieces. I recommend putting clips on all 4 notches that will need to be matched up. First, you’ll match up both notches on the right hand side. Then, you’ll match up both notches on the left hand side. It doesn’t matter which back bodice piece you place on top of the front bodice first, though you may find it’s easier to follow the same direction as the tutorial until you get the hang of it.
- Basting your twist back seams first is a great way to check your work before serging. It only adds a few more minutes of work, and can save you the headache of seam ripping!
- Before you begin serging or stitching with your stretch stitch, double check your seams to be sure you sewed the correct pieces to the correct side 🙂
- Twist back option will match twist seams to front bodice marking.
- Crossover back option will match notches.
NOTE: To help eliminate confusion, the back and front bodice pieces are referred to consistently as front/back throughout the tutorial. However, you can definitely wear the Carli top either way! I prefer it with the crossover/twist in the back, because I tend to wear a lot of long, funky necklaces. But it is totally up to you and your preferences!
Want to sew along with me? Check out today’s video!
If you have questions about the back bodice construction, 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 4: BACK BODICE CONSTRUCTION
DAY 5: SLEEVES and SIDE SEAMS
DAY 6:CUFFS, FRONT BODICE HEM, and SLEEVELESS ARM BANDS
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