I hope you are enjoying watching your Aubrey dresses take shape! The end is in sight! As usual, unless noted otherwise all seam allowances are 1/2"
The last step for the pockets is to reinforce the ends of the opening. Add a short, narrow zigzag stitch at the top and bottom of each pocket opening.
Place the front of the dress right sides together with the back of the dress. Be sure to align the curved seams and stitch the shoulders. Finish the seams and press them toward the back.
There are two neck binding options provided in the pattern. For a traditional neckband, see the instructions on page 8. I will proceed with the neck binding option. Fold and press the neck binding piece wrong sides together along the long side to create a crease.
Open up the crease and stitch the short ends right sides together. Press the seam open.
Refold the neck binding along the crease and quarter mark the band at the center front, center back, and halfway between each side.
Fold the dress in half and mark the center front and center back. I made tiny notches to mark.
Turn the dress wrong side out. Pin the neck binding to the wrong side of the dress aligning raw edges and the quarter marks beginning with the seam at the center back. The other marks should be at the center front and each shoulder seam. Pin the binding in between stretching it slightly to fit the neckline.
Stitch the binding to the neckline with a 1/4" seam allowance and a stretch stitch.
Press the seam allowance and the binding up away from the neckline. Turn the dress right side out. Then, fold the binding over the edge of the seam allowance to the right side of the dress. The binding should slightly cover your previous stitches.
Topstitch the binding close to the folded edge with a twin needle or stretch stitch. Press well.
See the rest of the Aubrey Sew-Along here:
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