DAY 2 | SHOULDERS + SLEEVES
written by Jennifer Marques
Welcome to Day 2 of the boat neck ANEGADA sew-along! Today we'll be attaching the bodice at the shoulders and sewing on the sleeves.
Step 3: SHOULDERS
Baste the shoulders together.
View A Roll the top 1 cm (⅜") of the front and back neck toward the right side, and again another 1 cm (⅜"), exposing the wrong side of the fabric, and pin at the shoulder point.
Both views With the back overlapping the front, line up the shoulders at the top of the armscyes on the front and back bodice, matching up the notches. The wrong side of back bodice will be touching the right side of the front bodice. Baste together. (Full disclosure: I mistakenly basted the front over the back, so your seams allowances will look a bit different.)
Step 4: SLEEVE PREP
With right sides together, line up the center notch on the sleeves with the shoulder notches and pin.
Step 5: ATTACH SLEEVES
Continue pinning the sleeve to the armscye. Ease the sleeve into the armscye by gently maneuvering the armscye to fit along the sleeve.
Stitch or serge the sleeve to the bodice. Press the seams toward the bodice.
Jennifer Marques resides in Atlanta and shares her sewing journey on her blog, Jenny.Maker. Disheartened first by the struggle to find clothes that fit, then also by the conditions in which many garments are made and the environmental impact they have, she has been sewing much of her wardrobe for the last 8 years. She hopes by sharing her love of sewing, high-quality garments, and natural fabrics, she’ll encourage others to take the first steps toward ethical fashion.
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