Welcome back to Day 2 of Lilah Top & Dress sew-along.
Today we are going to construct the woven bodice version. By now, you have all the things you need to complete this step. If not please refer to this post to see what you will have to do before continue.
Lilah Top & Dress Sew Along: Bodice Construction (Woven version only)
We are ready to sew.
Do keep in mind that all seam allowances are 3/8” (1 cm) except where noted and are included in the pattern pieces. Also for the woven version, you will use a straight stitch.
Assembling the bodice
Follow Step 2 of the pattern tutorial to sew the front and back bodices together at the shoulder. Repeat this step with the lining.
Psst.. it is very important to trim or grade your seam allowances to avoid bulking around this area and for your garment to lay flat.
Sewing the neckline
You will then follow Step 3 of the pattern tutorial to sew the neckline.
Again it is very important to trim or grade your seam allowances to avoid bulking around this area.
Sewing around the armholes
Follow Step 4 of the pattern tutorial to sew around the armholes.
Psst…Be careful when you sew around the back curve armhole. You will need to go slowly here and follow the notch when you reach the racer back curve so to get a curved edge. Again.. it is very important to trim or grade your seam allowances to avoid bulking around this area.
Turning the bodice
With a safety pin attached to the one end of the front bodice, you will then turned the bodice right side out by pulling each front bodice piece through the shoulders to the back of the bodice. Don’t forget to press well after turning.
Sewing the side seams
To finish off the bodice, follow Step 5 of the pattern tutorial to sew up the side seams. Grade the seams, turn and press.
Prepare for later step
I find it easier to baste the bottoms of the main bodice and lining together before attaching the bodice to the skirt.
Yay! We did it! Next up, Bodice Construction for Knit version!
See you soon.
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Happy Sewing xxx.