Calling all Dress 1- wiggle dress sew-alongers! This blog post is dedicated to you! Dress 2 Peeps you can sit this one out! Unless you are making both Billie Jean dresses at the same time!
Today's post we will be joining the bodice to the skirt at the waistline for Dress 1 - the wiggle dress AND stitch up the shoulder seams. It is very exciting because your dress will start to look like an actually dress! Woo!
Listed below are all the previous sew-along posts, in case you need to catch up or just a refresher:
#1 - Getting started
#2 - Full Bust Adjustment
#3 - Assemble the bodice
#4 - Assemble the skirts
Oakey Dokey lets get started:
Right sides together, pin the bodice front to the skirt front at the waist, make sure to match the notches, princess seams etc.
Repeat this step with the back bodice and back skirt pieces.
Start with the front bodice and front skirt and stitch them together at the waistline.
Repeat for the back bodice and each of the back skirts.
Finish off the seams and press the seam up towards the bodice. I have finished the waistline seams with my over -locker, but you can finish them anyway you like, as along you don't add any extra bulk to the waistline seam.
* Repeat these steps for the dress lining.
DRESS 1 - SHOULDER SEAMS
Now you have your Wiggle dress bodice and skirts attached at the waistline, you can now stitch the bodices together at the shoulder seams.
So right sides together, pin the bodice front to the bodice back at the shoulder seams.
Finish seams and press open.
* Repeat for the dress lining.
Happy sewing :)