It's the second day of the Jesse Sewalong and today we get to start sewing. We are breaking the sewing up into two days and will finish up tomorrow.
Just as a reminder, all seam allowances are 3/8" unless otherwise stated.
Step 1 - Before starting, be sure to transfer all notches from your pattern pieces to your fabric if you havn't already. Note : Cut your notches no longer than 1/4” so they do not extend into the seam allowance.
This is also a good time to switch your sewing machine needle to a fresh stretch needle and put coordinating thread in the machine.
Step 2 - With right sides touching, pin the front to back at the shoulders.
Serge or sew (using a stretch stitch) the shoulder seam. I am going to be using my sewing machine and a stretch stitch (zigzag stitch with a 3.0mm length and 0.5mm width).
Press seam allowances open or toward the back if you are serging.
Step 3 - With right sides touching, pin one sleeve to its coordinating armhole edge of the garment, matching notches. Match the middle notch on your sleeve to the shoulder seam of your garment.
Step 4 - Serge or sew (using a stretch stitch).
Press seam allowances toward the sleeve and away from the garment.
Repeat for other sleeve.
Step 5 - With right sides touching, pin the front to the back at sides, continuing to pin sleeve underarm edges together. Make sure the lower edges of the garment and sleeve align, and that the underarm seams match up.
Serge or sew (using a stretch stitch) the side and underarm seam in one continuous line of stitching.
Press seam allowances open or toward the back if serging.