Today will be a relatively light sewing day, but you will be able to really see your Laguna Top take shape. Let's get started!
With the front bodice right side up on a flat surface, pin the sleeve over the bodice right sides together. Align the raw edges and the top of the sleeve at the top of the bodice armscye. Stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance backstitching at the sleeve hem.
Baste a strip of clear elastic or seam tape along the wrong side of the remaining armscye from the sleeve hem to the side seam. The added stability will make it easier to hem later.
Finish your seam with a serger or zigzag stitch from the neckline down to the bottom of the armscye. You do not want your serger blade to cut any of the seam allowance off at this seam.
Repeat with the remaining sleeve on the other side of the front bodice. Then, with right sides together, stitch the back bodice to the remaining side edge of one or both of the sleeves. Attach the elastic and finish the seam as indicated above. I will be attaching the binding in the round, so I have sewn all 4 sleeve seams. If you prefer to attach the binding flat, leave one back sleeve seam unsewn.
See the rest of the Laguna Sew-Along here:
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