Reese Sew-Along // Day 5

Friday, February 13, 2015

I hope you are loving your Reese so far!! After today's sewing your Reese will be complete!

Pin each skirt piece right sides together and sew along the sides. Finish with a serger or zig-zag. Baste gathering stitches along the top of the skirt pieces. I use a long stitch length with a 1/2" seam allowance. Pull the bobbin thread to gather the skirt to the same circumference as the bodice bottom edge.

With the skirt inside out and the bodice right sides out, place the bodice inside the skirt so they are right sides together. Align the side seams, and pin the bodice to the skirt. Adjust the gathers as needed.  Be sure the tabs and ties are out of the way. Stitch around the top of the skirt and finish with a serger or zig-zag.

Turn the dress right side out and press the seam allowance up. Topstitch around the bodice and remove any visible gathering stitches.

Hem the bottom of the skirt by folding and pressing the skirt to the wrong side 1/4" and then again 1/2". Stitch along the inner fold.

Stitch two buttons were indicated on the front bodice.

Stitch one button where indicated at the back bodice.

Finished!! Sit back and admire your beautiful work! Be sure to add your photos of the completed dress to our Facebook Group before Monday, February 16th to be entered to win the Jo-Ann Gift Certificate. You can share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged with #reesesewalong. We will announce the winner next week!

See the rest of the Reese Sew-Along here:

We’d love to see your progress!! Show us your photos in our Facebook group. You can also share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged #reesesewalong.

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