Zoey Sew-Along // Day 5

Friday, March 20, 2015

Can you believe you will have a whole outfit complete after you finish today's sewing?!?  Note: All seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.

If you used yesterday's pressing tip, you just need to touch up those hem folds at the new seams. If you didn't already press the hems, press them now 1/4" to the wrong side then again 1/2" to the wrong side. Stitch the hem close to the inner fold.

View C: Bring the tab to the right side of the shorts and pin in place directly over the previous stitches. Secure in place along the topstitching.

View C and D: Place the front waistband and back waistband right sides together and stitch along the two short ends. Press the seam open.

Fold the entire waistband in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press. Along the back waistband only, stitch exactly 1" below the folded edge to create a casing. Optional: Topstitch very close to the top folded edge. Make sure you leave enough room for your elastic!

Pin waistband to shorts right sides together with raw edges and side seams aligned. Stitch from side seam to side seam along the back waistband only. Starting 1" from the side seam, stitch along the front waistband stopping 1" from the opposite side seam.

Using a safety pin or bodkin, maneuver the waistband elastic through the opening at the side seam, into the casing, and out the other side. Be sure the end of the elastic doesn't get pulled into the casing. Pin the elastic at each side seam.

Secure the elastic ends in place from the right side by stitching along the side seam. Stitch the gaps in the waistband closed.

Finish the entire waistband with a serger or zig-zag stitch.

Press the seam down and topstitch.

View C: Place each button tab right sides together and stitch all the way around leaving a small gap for turning.

Trim the seam allowances and clip the curves.

Turn the tab right sides out and press well. Topstitch close to the edge closing the gap.

Pin the tab in place centered on the front waistband of the shorts. Secure in place by attaching two decorative buttons.

These are such great pieces for a summer wardrobe! We can't wait to see your finished product!!

Be sure to add your photos of the completed ensemble to our Facebook Group before Monday, March 23rd to be entered to win the prizes. You can share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged with #zoeysewalong. We will announce the winner next week!

See the rest of the Zoey Sew-Along here:

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