11 February 2013

Joining the Mathilde Blouse Bodice

Mathilde blouse sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Making the Mathilde blouse? The tucks - the trickiest part are now done. Hooray! Let's move on to sewing the bodice together...

But first let’s quickly talk seam finishes. You're welcome to sew the seams together the regular way (ie. right sides together) and finish the seam allowances using zigzag stitch or an overlocker (serger). I'd suggest you try French seams on this blouse, as they suit lightweight fabrics really nicely. I mention this now, because if you go with French seams you’ll be constructing the bodice in a slightly different way to “normal” sewing where you stitch right sides together with a regular seam allowance. Find out how to sew French seams.

Whichever method you go for, these are the bits you need to sew together next:

Mathilde blouse sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Sew the yoke to the front bodice and press the seam allowances up towards the yoke.

Mathilde blouse sewing pattern - Tilly and the Buttons

Sew the front bodice to the back bodice at the shoulders and the side seams, and press the seam allowances towards the back.

And that's it! The next step for the Mathilde blouse is to attach the neckline facing...

6 comments:

  1. I'm with you Tilly, I cant go past a french seam on a lightweight fabric it just looks so nice and tidy! Great if you like the inside of your garment to look as nice as the outside :-)

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    1. Indeed. It took me a while to try them out, I'd heard whisperings of how difficult they are. So I was pleasantly surprised to find they're actually pretty simple!

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  2. I'm in love with French seams at the moment! So neat & satisfying, it's becoming my new goal to get rid of all signs of threads in my new collection so it's all tucked in & proper :)
    Isabel.x
    www.isabelknowles.com

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    1. Ooh lovely, they'll make your beautiful dresses look even more dreamy. x

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  3. Could you possibly do a tutorial on french seams as ive never done them before and they look so pretty and tidy? x

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