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Sudley sewalong how to attach the ties and finish the shoulder seams of the Sudley dress and top pattern

Hey everyone, it’s Holly here! Ready to kick off another sewalong with you! Is anyone else really excited about the newly updated Sudley pattern?! Not only is it now available in the extended size range, but there has been some updates to the pattern as well. So for this sewalong I will be walking you through this updated version, but a lot still applies to the old version, as well!

Today we will start pretty easy, covering the ties and shoulder seams for all views. So let’s just dive in!

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace your front and back bodice pieces together with right sides together.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsLine up the raw edges of the shoulder seams and sew 5/8″ from the raw edges.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFinish your raw edges with your preferred method and press the seams either open or towards one side.

Now set your bodice aside.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsFold ties in half width ways with right sides together, pinning in place if necessary.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patternshow to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsThere are two ways to sew/flip your ties.

Option 1 – sew 1/4″ from the raw edge. First along one short end, pivot at the corner, and then continue along the long edge. Leave the other short end open.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsClip the corner of the stitched short end, and trim back the seam allowance.

Using a knitting needle or something similar, turn the ties the right way around.

OR….

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patternshow to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsOption 2– sew 1/4″ form the raw edge along the long end only, leaving both short ends open.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsUse a loop turner or safety pin attached to one end to turn the ties the right way around.

This method is a bit easier if you aren’t familiar with turning thin ties/straps.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsYou can finish the one raw, open short end by folding it over (once or twice) and stitching…

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen Patterns… and/or tying the end in a knot.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the keyhole side of your bodice in front of your with right side facing out.

Line up the raw edge of your ties along the raw edge of the keyhole, so that the ties sit just over 1/4″ down from the raw edge of the neckline.

how to sew the ties on the Sudley blouse and dress by Megan Nielsen PatternsBaste in place 1/4″ away from the raw edge.

 

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About Author

Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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