So how are you all going with your sewing? Well i hope?
Today we’re going to attach the bodice to the skirt in Version 1!
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. Start and stop your basting stitches 3″ from the edge (dots indicated on the pattern piece).
You may want to consider sewing an extra line of basting stitches about 3/8″ from the raw edge. The 2 rows will give you more control over your gathers.
Also please note that if your fabric is thicker you may need to sew your basting stitches in sections – ie a row of basting across the left front, across the back and across the right front – that way you can gather up each section of the skirt separately.
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Here’s the full list of Darling Ranges tutorials:
- Project preparation
- Pattern alterations: full bust adjustment
- Pattern alterations: small bust adjustment
- Pattern alterations: lengthen the bodice
- Pattern alterations: raise the neckline
- Pattern alterations: rounded neckline
- Pattern alterations: fishtail hem
- Pattern alterations: add darts to the back bodice pattern piece
- Sewing & construction: Bodice & darts
- Sewing & construction: Skirt & pockets
- Sewing & construction: Attaching the skirt & bodice
- Sewing & construction: Placket & Neckline
- Sewing & construction: Sleeveless version
- Sewing & construction: Attaching the sleeves
- Sewing & construction: Hemming
- Sewing & construction: Ties & beltloops
- Sewing & construction: Closures
- Sewing and Construction: Sleeveless variation
- Sewing and Construction: Dartless Versions (V2 &V3)