You’re almost done with your River! Just gotta finish those hems.
The hem is slightly different for the different versions, depending if you’ve made a woven or knit River. But I’ll cover both here.
And now for the neckline for River versions 2 & 4! For the woven versions, we are going to do a bias bound neckline (if you’re working on one of the knit versions, you’ll need the neckband tutorial). If you’ve ever done the bias facing on other patterns, this is almost like that, just it will be a binding instead, visible from the outside!
Ready to start? Let’s go….
The great thing about River is that it is reversible! You can wear either the v-neck or rounded neck as the front, and both are great. But you’ve got to get that neckband nice and neat to complete the look! Creating that V might look daunting, but I promise its really not.
There are two different methods, depending on which version you are making. This method here is for the knit versions (V1 & V3) – the neckband. If you are making a woven version 2 or 4, check out the bias bound neckline tutorial!
Ok, here we go…
Hey everyone! This method I’m about to show you for attaching the raglan sleeve to your River top or dress is a little bonus tutorial. In the pattern instructions, we insert the raglan sleeves flat, and you can see that post here. But while that method may be a little easier, you may also find that it leaves a bit too much bulk at the underarm. So this method of inserting in the round may help with that. It’s really not that much harder than the flat method, so take a look at both methods, and see what you like best!
Let’s get those sleeves on your River top or dress! Here, I’m going to show you how to attach the sleeves flat, which is the method used in the pattern instructions, and can be used for all versions. Both woven and knit.
Note – some have found there to be a little too much bulk at the underarm when making the woven versions with this method, so tomorrow I’ll also be showing you a secondary method for attaching the sleeves. But know that the method described here can be used for all. Its super easy, so read on and see if its the method you want to use!