We are sewing the Sophie dress together over in my pattern group on fb! Come join us! Even if you can’t sew up your dress this week, there are lots of additional add ons, tips, tricks and even videos to help you along the way. I am adding the videos the my new YouTube channel if you ever need to reference them.
Monday we chose our size and fabric, cut out our dress and embellished our bodice. You should see all the creative, beautiful choices everyone is making. I just love seeing what others create with the same pattern. Yesterday we finished step 2 of the pattern, constructing the bodice. Today we are working on the sleeves and sash. I’m going to give you a quick picture tutorial on how to enclose the sleeve seam in the bodice lining. If your daughter is sensitive or you just like the inside of your dress to look pretty, this is for you. It is not difficult, but is more time consuming.
So here is your sleeve and your bodice/lining. Separate your main bodice and lining…just open along the armhole.
Now we are going to stay stitch along the armhole curve on the lining side. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Then clip to, but not through the stay stitch line. Then press the clipped curve toward the wrong side of the lining.
Pin the sleeve to the main bodice. Careful not to catch the lining. Stitch in place. I finished this seam out of habit, but it’s not necessary since it will be enclosed.
Press the seam toward to bodice.
Pin the lining over the seam and hand stitch in place to enclose. TADA beautifully enclosed sleeve seam! Let me know if you give this a try. 🙂