I'm close to being done with my blouse! Sewing the knit lining and chiffon shell was easier than what I expected. I serged both layers together at the neckline with a 5/8 seam allowance, then under-stitched the lining. I then turned the blouse right side out, serged the armholes together just to keep them in place, and then sewed in the one sleeve. Bad-a-bing. Moral of the story: don't be afraid to try new things. It's not that scary once you start it. Buck up.
|I really need to get better lighting in my bedroom so my toilet isn't in every photo.|
1. French seams are sewn with wrong sides together, at first, with a 1/4" seam allowance.
2. press the seam allowances open, and then together again. Trim to 1/8".
3. Flip the pieces so that it will be sewn right sides together. Sew a 3/8" allowance, encasing the 1/4" allowance.
4. Viola, you have a wonderful and clean unexposed seam allowance. yay.
|One seam at the base (in the dark thread), and the other on the peak of the seam allowance.|