Sewing the Overlay and Skirt
The one thing that is a possible headache for this process is the multiple layers. They can get in the way and add more trash through unraveling. So keep your raw edges clipped. Your machine will thank you for that. Other than that just evenly pin your skirt overlay to the skirt. I like to start by pinning one edge then going to the other side and pinning that edge. Now pin the skirt centers together. Working from side to side pin excess down.
Didn't think about taking a photo of pinning the bodice to the skirt. But that's what your going to do next. I did think to take a picture of my tailor's ham. Go figure. LOL However, this ham is a great tool for after you've sewn your bodice to the skirt. While pressing the seam, if your on a flat surface the bodice can get in the way and be distorted. This is hard to correct after the fact. Also, the gathers can be pressed flat too far down for an awkward look. If you don't have one of these a bowl with a towel draped over it will work. But they don't cost that much and they're a good investment.
It's time to put your dress down and work on the extension. Start by folding the ends in half and pinning.
Feel free to ask questions and add your comments below.
If you haven't seen my other posts about this Sew-Along and would like to catch up click on the links below.
- Announcing the Sweet Violet Sew-Along
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Gathering Fabric and Supplies
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Cutting and Marking Our Fabric
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Sewing the Bodice
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Preparing the Skirt Overlay
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Sewing and Attaching the Skirt
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Embroidery Work and Misc
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Sewing the Petticoat
- Sweet Violet Sew-Along: Making the Gloves & Purse