Melanie Sew-Along // Day 4

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Let's get started with Day 4! All seam allowances are 1/2 unless noted otherwise.

With the dress wrong side out, align the raw edges of the shoulders. With right sides together stitch the front to the back at the shoulders.

Prepare the sleeve hem by either pressing the raw edge to the wrong side 1/2 to create a crease or apply hem tape. Open up the hem, and fold the sleeve right sides together lengthwise and pin the underarm seam. Stitch with a 1/2" seam allowance.

Press the hem back under and stitch in place with a stretch stitch or twin needle. See page 7 of the pattern for other hemming techniques.

With the sleeve right side out and the bodice wrong side out, insert the sleeve into the opening. With right sides together, pin the sleeve in place aligning the single notches in front and the double notches in back. Also align the top notch with the shoulder seam and both underarm seams. Stitch in place. Go slowly to avoid any puckers.

Tomorrow we finish the dress!

See the rest of the Melanie Sew-Along here:

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