Saturday, December 25, 2010
Mad Men Sew Along
Due to the curved shape of the dart I needed more then tailors tacks. so I used wax free dressmakers carbon only after I made sure the color would not show/bleed through to the face side. After sewing I trimed the seam allowance down to 5/8" and pressed open. I then sewed up the rest of the darts, 2 on the skirt front, 4 on the skirt back, 2 on the bodice back, repeat for lining. I also basted the pleats on the front bodice neckline with 2 lines of stitching, one at 5/8" and another at 3/8". Thats a lot of darts!
Trace the neckline and shoulder edge and then create a 2 wide facing following the neckline curve. I cut the outer edge of the interfacing with my pinking rotary blade to help soften the edge. Do this for both the front and back bodice. Fuse to the wrong side of the lining.
After sewing all of the darts I sewed the back bodice to the back skirt pieces repeating with the lining.