Feb 11, 2015

Peggy Sue Dress Sewing Pattern, Sew-A-Long Day 3

> > Hello, > > It is Day 3 of the Little Lizard King Sewalong Hope everyone is excited to be back and finish the Bodice. So grab your beverage and snack of choice and here we go... > > Finish joining the main bodice fabric and liner: > > 13)Grab your Main fabric and Lining and place them on top of each other (Right Sides Together), Pin well and sew around neckline and BOTH arm holes with 1/2" SA. **Do not Pin and Sew the back bodice . > > IMG_1055 IMG_1065 > > 14)Trim down excess fabric- I like to use Pinking Shears > >   > > Back Bodice: > > 15) You will need 1/8" elastic cut into a 3" piece. A little trick is tie the elastic in a knot at the end to help hold it in place (Thanks Amy) > > IMG_1073 > > 16) Decide what side you want the elastic and Place the Elastic 1" from the top of the back edge. Pin and close the bodice and sew down both sides. > > IMG_1082 > > 17) Flip that baby out, Iron well and enjoy the view!!!!! > > Sash: > > 18) Grab your 2 sash pieces and fold in half right sides together and Iron. Cut a diagonal line off one end of each sash piece. Sew along long edge with 1/2" SA and trim excess fabric. > > IMG_1092 IMG_1098 > > IMG_1105 > > 19) Turn right side out and top stitch (great time for edger foot) > > IMG_1110 > > 20)Open your bodice like this: > > IMG_1120 > > 21)Take both sash pieces and match raw edges with raw edges of front bodice side seams and sew > > ***You need to make sure your sash is at least 1/2" from the bottom edge. Otherwise it will get stuck in the skirt when you try to attach it. Silly me I did not and got to the end and had to pick out my serged thread and Cinch (ruffle) up the sash. I would blame it on the wine but I was not drinking any!! To double check measure 1/2" from the bottom edge and end your sash there. (Don't let the serged edges confuse you, that part will come later) > > IMG_1158 IMG_1159 IMG_1161 > >   > > IMG_1122 > > Bodice: > > 22) Now we need to attach the front bodice and back bodice at the side seams. Flip open the layers like this: > > IMG_1132 > > 23) Now match Right Sides together along side seams. You will match main fabric with main fabric and lining with lining. It will look like this: > > IMG_1127 IMG_1128 > > 24) Pin and Sew with 1/2" SA > > IMG_1141 > > 25) Iron Seams open or trim down bulk. The seam is enclosed so there is no need to serge plus that can add bulk > > 26) Top stitch- neckline, armhole and down the back seams (another great time for the edging foot) > > IMG_1149 > >   > > 27)Serge (or zig zag stitch if you do not have a serger) the bottom raw edge > > IMG_1168 IMG_1165 > > All right ladies you are DONE with the top (we will put a button on at the end)!!!! Wow!! Looks great, right ??!! > > See you Tomorrow for Day 4!!! Eek we are getting so close . We will work on the skirt next. > > -Alexis > > Sent from Windows Mail > > From: Alexis Wright > Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎February‎ ‎9‎, ‎2015 ‎7‎:‎36‎ ‎PM > To: Raedene Averitt > > Welcome back for Day 2 of the Little Lizard King Sewalong - Peggy Sue Dress/Tunic > > Plan for Day 2: Cutting and Starting your Bodice > > *So if you are ready with your Beverage and snack of choice, lets get STARTED!!! > > Cutting: > > Grab your pattern and cut that baby out!: Front Bodice (liner and main), Back bodice (2 main and 2 liner), bib, ruffle for the bib, sash and rectangles for skirt (don't cut them into circles yet-that is left for day 4) > > IMG_9363 > > Bodice: > > 1) Grab your center sash piece and fold the top over 1/4" > > IMG_0987 > > 2)Place Wrong side of Sash on top of Right side of Front Bodice- Top Stitch > > IMG_0993 IMG_1001 > > My Favorite Foot to use is the #10 edging foot. I have a Berninia Sewing machine (Love it!) So if you don't have one go check out if your machine has a similar foot. I don't know how I sew without it! > > Bib: > > 3)Grab your Ruffle piece take it to the Ironing Board fold in half lengthwise and iron it. > > IMG_1002 IMG_1005 > > 4) Ruffling the Ruffle Piece: > > There are several ways you can ruffle: Ruffle Foot, 2 rows of basting stitch, Serger or Zig Zag/thread method. I have used every method and for me personally I like the ruffle foot. For small areas of ruffling I like to use the basting stitch method. I will me using my ruffle foot on this Sewalong. You can adjust the depth of the ruffle and how many ruffles on your fabric piece. You could do a test piece but I don't typically do that. I usually just cut the piece longer then asked to assure I have enough fabric. > > IMG_1011IMG_1010IMG_1009IMG_1016 > > 5) Take your ruffled fabric and place on top of the right side of bib matching raw edges. Pin in place and sew using 1/2" Seam Allowance (SA). > > IMG_1020 IMG_1023 > > Option: Ric Rack material > > 6)Flip ruffle out and iron > > IMG_1029 > > Bodice: > > 7) Next let take the bib and center it directly on top of the front bodice, Wrong side of Bib to Right side of bodice > > IMG_1033 > > 8)Pin and Top stitch the bib to the bodice (great time to use your edging foot) > > IMG_1036 > > 9) take a minute, grab your drink or cupcake and look at your beautiful top coming together. :) :) :) > > **Options: This would be the time you can add embroidery, buttons, trim, etc to the front. Just don't forget the 1/2" SA at the neckline (mine does NOT show that- shame on me!) > > IMG_1044 > > Ok, moving on... Put the wine down Ladies! > > 10) Grab the front bodice and both back bodice pieces. With right sides together match the shoulder at sew using 1/2" SA. > > IMG_1048 IMG_1050 > > 11) Repeat with Front and Back lining > > 12)Iron the seams open > > IMG_1053 > > That is it for Day 2! Please Share and use #PSSAL > > -Alexis

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