So how are you all going with your sewing? Well i hope?
Today we’re going to attach the bodice to the skirt!
The nice thing about the Darling Ranges is that the skirt is gathered, so it’s a super easy step!
Sew a line of basting stitches along the top of the skirt just under 5/8″ from the raw edge. Use the longest stitch on your sewing machine and do not backstitch – make sure that you leave nice long threads dangling. You have two options for where to start and stop your basting stitches.
- If you’d like the gathers to continue through the placket front, then start and end your basting stitches 1 3/4″ from the edge (as described in the pattern booklet)
- If you’d like the gathers to end before the placket (ie your placket will be slightly flatter) then start and end your basting stitches 3 1/2″ from the edge. This is option that will be followed in this example