Bodice pcs are stitched together. Now I'm leveling out the skirt shape:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
More progress: Flatlining and prepping the pieces for assembly.
After cutting, each piece of fashion fabric and muslin are layered together, then sealed together by stitching the edges.
First, a straight stitch on the sides to stabilize the layers from moving around.
I use the longest stitch length on my machine, 3/8" from the edge with no back-tacking. This acts as a running stitch or tailors tacks, and tension can be easily adjusted later to ease fullness and get pcs to join smoothly.
Next, they are finished with a zig zag stitch on a long setting to encase the raw edge. This can be done with a serger, if you have one.
I used random neon thread on the top side of the zig zag for a little pizazz on the inside:
CF Pcs: note the fullness at the bust curve has already been eased up a bit with the straight stitch for good cup depth and fit:
Side Front Pcs:
Side Back Pcs: (that puckering will go away when assembled)
Posted by Patterned History at 6:36 PM
Saturday, October 11, 2014
J'excuse dat Miller Lite in the background...
My bustier block, cut from scraps of black printed stripe and checker cotton with a white ground, flatlined in scraps of muslin.