Strathcona Henley SAL Day 3

Today we’re finally sewing! We’re going to be doing the shoulder seams, sleeves, and side seams!

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First we’re going to sew the shoulder seams. Align the shoulder seams of the front and back bodice with right sides together and then sew. Here I’m using the olive rayon spandex.

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DON’T FORGET THERE’S A 5/8 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE. Ask me how I know haha.

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Now that the shoulder seams are done we’re going to sew the sleeves. There are five notches on the sleeve pattern piece one in the center, two for the front bodice, and two for the back. The notches for the FRONT have the one notch that is closer to the center notch.

 

 

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I always forget to mark my notches so often I have to mark them with pins afterwards haha.

 

Here I lined up the sleeve notches with the pinned notches on the bodice pieces. It’s really important to make sure that the front of your sleeve is with the front bodice otherwise the shoulder seam will pucker this sleeve cap ISN’T symmetrical.

Alright once the sleeves are both attached we’re going to be doing the side seams!

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All of these photos are of the olive but most of them we’re taken with a flash that’s why they look so different.

First I like to line up the seams on the bottom of the armscye and then pin down the side and then down the sleeve. You shouldn’t need to stretch the fabric at all, they should be the same size 🙂

 

 

Tomorrow we’ll be doing the cuffs, hem, and neckband! I hope you’re loving your shirt so far.

-Whitney

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