Kyoko Sew-Along // Day 3

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I hope you are excited about the way your Kyoko is shaping up so far! We'll attach the sleeves and finish up the bodice today! Note: all seam allowances are 1/2" unless noted otherwise.

Open up a piece of your bias tape and pin it right sides together with the bottom of the sleeve aligning raw edges. Stitch along the first fold line. Trim any excess bias tape at the ends.

Fold the bias tape down toward the seam allowance and press. Leave the rest of the bias tape unfolded until we close up the sleeve. Repeat for the other sleeve.

Pin one sleeve to the bodice right sides together lining up the center, front, and back notches. The center notch should align with the shoulder seam on the bodice. Stitch the sleeve to the bodice. Finish the seam with a serger or zig-zag stitch.

Press the seam towards the bodice and topstitch 1/8" from the seam. Repeat to attach the other sleeve.

Turn the bodice wrong side out. Pin the sleeve and bodice right sides together starting at the open side of the sleeve at the bias tape, matching the under-arm seam, and ending at the bottom of the bodice. Stitch the sleeve and side closed pivoting at the underarm seam. Finish the seam with a serger or zig-zag stitch and press to one side.

Turn the bodice right sides out. Using the crease lines of your bias tape as guides, fold the bias tape to the wrong side of the sleeve encased all of the raw edges. Press well. Topstitch 1/8" from the upper fold of the bias tape, making sure to catch the inner folded edges underneath. Repeat with the other sleeve. Tomorrow we will work on the skirt!

See the rest of the Kyoko Sew-Along here:

We’d love to see your progress!! Show us your photos in our Facebook group. You can also share photos on Facebook and Instagram tagged #kyokosewalong. 

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