How are your dresses coming? I can't wait to see them! Make sure to upload them to our Sew-A-Long Flickr group as well as the Oliver+S Flickr Group.
Haven't started yet? The Oliver+S Flickr Group is jam packed full of inspiration if you aren't sure what fabrics to pick or what view of the dress to make.
For those of you that are keeping up with me, let's continue! Now, we ended yesterday having finished up our pockets. Let's move on to the next step. Attaching those pockets!
We need to transfer our pocket placement on our pattern piece to our fabric piece. I do this by first making a little hole in the top two corners of each pocket.
Then, laying my pattern piece on top of my fabric piece I use a fabric pen to make a dot inside the holes that will transfer onto my fabric.
I use a little bit of fabric adhesive on the back of my pocket to give it a bit of stick to my dress. This makes it easier to sew without shifting. No fabric adhesive? Grab one of your kids' glue sticks! You don't need to use much and it will wash out. Promise.
Fuse a one inch wide piece of interfacing onto each side of the opening of the yoke as shown.
Using a basting stitch, sew down the flat edges on the top and bottom of your toke 1/2 inch in. This line of stitching serves no purpose other than to be a guide for you when pressing (your next step).
Fold it in half and align the raw edges with the raw edges on the right side of your yoke (opening facing down).
Midway down baste the button loop to the right side of your yoke as in the photo. Use less than your 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Now, take the yoke piece that you just did all the pressing etc on and lay it on your other yoke piece right side down.
Starting at one of your open ends, sew from the edge, all through the neck curve, down into your V, and through the other side.
You'll notice in my photo that I got carried away and forgot about my neck "V". If this happens to you, get out the seam ripper! :(
That is where we'll stop today! :)
Questions? Don't be shy!