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Darla Sewalong Day 2





Welcome back for the second day of the Darla sewalong. We will jump in with the Pockets which are for all views of the Darla.

Step 9 - Without trimming, finish the outer curved edge of each Pocket by either serging or zigzag stitching.

 

Step 10 - With right sides touching, pin one Pocket to each corresponding side seam on the Front and Back Skirt / Pant pieces, matching notches.

Stitch using a 3⁄8” seam allowance.

Note: By attaching the Pockets with a narrower seam allowance, it allows the Pocket to tuck neatly inside of the seam and remain less visible.

Trim the seam allowance on each Pocket in half to reduce bulk. Do not trim the side seam allowance.

 Step 11 - Without trimming, finish the entire side seam edge of each Front and Back Skirt / Pant piece by either serging or zigzag stitching.

 

Step 12 - Press each Pocket away from the front and back Skirt / Pant, and over the seam allowances.

Understitch each Pocket by stitching close to the Pocket seam through all layers, securing seam allowances underneath.

 

VIEWS C & D (JUMPSUIT)

FOR VIEW A, SKIP TO STEP 16 FOR VIEW B, SKIP TO STEP 41

Step 13 - With right sides touching, pin the Front Leg to the Back Leg at the inner leg edge, matching notches.

Stitch. Finish seam allowances in your preferred method and press open or toward the Back Leg. Repeat for other Leg.

Step 14 - Without trimming, finish the seam allowance along the edge of the entire crotch curve (Front and Back).

 

Step 15 - With right sides touching, pin Legs together along crotch seam, matching the inner leg seams, and notches.

Stitch crotch seam, starting at the center front upper edge. For View C (zipper back), end stitching at the dot marking and backstitch. For View D (tie back), stitch entire crotch seam. Press seam allowances open.

 

VIEWS A & C (ZIPPER BACK) ONLY

FOR VIEW D, SKIP TO STEP 42

Step 16 - With right sides touching, pin the Front to the Back along the Pocket and side seams, matching notches and aligning raw edges. Be extra careful that the dots and inseam Pocket seam lines for the Front and Back line up. Pin generously.

 

Step 17 - Starting at the upper edge on one side, stitch down to the first dot, using the normal 1/2” seam allowance. Backstitch. Start stitching again at the second dot, backstitch, and stitch down to the hem, using the normal 1/2” seam allowance. Note that this new line of stitching is 1/8” in from the seam attaching the inseam Pocket. This allows the Pocket to stay hidden in the side seam.

Step 18 - Stitch around the outside edge of the Pocket, starting at the top outside edge and ending at the side seam stitchline. Backstitch at both ends to secure.

And that is all for today. I hope it was helpful.