Next up on our to do list is to combine our bodice and pants. I’ve already sewn the side seams since I’ve added the inseam pockets, but if you’re not adding inseam pockets you’ll need to sew the side seams of the pants at this time. Place the front and back pant legs right sides together and sew at 5/8” (1.5cm). Finish the raw edges and press open or to the back. Repeat for both legs.
Open the two legs and place them right sides together. Pin or clip the back crotch.
Sew at 5/8” (1.5cm).
Finish the raw edges and press the seams open or to the side.
Open the pants and place them right side facing up.
Place the bodice on top of the pants with right side facing down. The pants and bodice should be right sides together. Match up the side seams and center fronts.
Sew the bodice to the pants 5/8”(1.5cm) from the raw edge. Finish the raw edges and press the seams up.
Place the two legs right sides together again. Pin the front crotch.
Sew the front crotch by starting at the corner of the crotch stay stitching and sew down the curve 5/8” (1.5cm) from the raw edge. Be sure to leave the entire placket open from the corner of the staystitching above. Clip into the seams close to the staystitching corner. Be careful not to cut through the stitches. Finish the raw edges and press the seams open or to the side. Note: Don’t sew the inseam of the pants yet.
And now our bodice and pants are combined!
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