Lenox Shirtdress Sewalong Day 5: Assemble and Attach WaistbandJune 5, 2017 / byCarrie McGowan / Categories : Feeds
Today, we’ll be assembling and attaching the waistband and waistband facing to the bodice of our Lenox Shirtdress. The facing of the waistband will eventually enclose the skirt seam giving a clean finish on the inside of the dress.
Start by sewing the short ends of the front waistband to the back waistband. Do the same with the waistband facing pieces. Make sure you keep the pieces aligned properly; the side with the most notches is the lower edge of all the pieces.
Press the seam allowances of these four seams open. Then press the lower edge of the waistband facing (the uninterfaced one) up by 1/2″ (12mm).
On the inside of the bodice, pin the waistband facing so that the right side of the facing lies against the wrong side of the bodice. Sew this seam at 1/4″ (6mm) and press flat with the facing still flipped up against the bodice.
Now turn the bodice right side out and pin the interfaced waistband along the bottom edge, right sides together and matching the notches. Sew this seam, through the waistband, the bodice, and the waistband facing, at 1/2″ (12mm).
Press the outer waistband down, leaving the inner waistband facing up and pressing the seam allowance down towards the bottom edge. This is what your bodice will look like from the inside now:
The bodice is now complete and is ready to be attached to the skirt. Next time, we’ll get our skirts ready by pleating or gathering them, attaching the pockets, and sewing the center back and side seams.
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