DAY 3 | CONSTRUCT BODICE
written by Hannah Regina
We're now on Day 3 of the jumpsuit TOFO Sew Along. Today we'll construct the bodice of our jumpsuit and put the bodice and shorts together so that the form of the jumpsuit is created. Let's get started!
Place loops on front bodice. Stitch in place. Sew gathers on top of front bodice.
Stitch loops onto back of bodice.
Attach yoke to front bodice.
Iron seam and topstitch.
Sew sides of bodice together. Finish side seams.
With the right sides together place shorts inside of the bodice. Make sure the bodice lower edge lines up with the shorts upper edge. Pin in place making sure to match side seams and pleats.
Sew waist seam. Side seams should be facing the back. Seam allowance for waist seam is ¾”.
Trim only the shorts portion of the seam allowance.
Iron seam downward and fold ¼” of the bodice part of the seam allowance.
Turn seam downward towards the shorts. Pin in place. Stitch and leave a 2” opening at the centre back. This opening is to insert the ¼” elastic so make sure your casing is wide enough for your elastic.
Stitch belt loops in place.
Originally from the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago, Hannah Regina is a fashion content creator residing in Canada. Hannah creates custom clothing for herself and family and works part time in the Home Decor industry while running a Blog, Instagram page and Youtube channel where she shares her sewing techniques in a series entitled Mastering Sewing Techniques.
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