Webster Top & Dress Sewalong Day 5: Side and Back Seams and Hem

July 5, 2017   /   byCarrie McGowan  / Categories :  Feeds

We’re making great progress on our Webster Tops & Dresses! Today, we’ll be sewing the side and back seams and hemming the lower edge. On Friday, in our final installment, we’ll be securing the straps and facings to finish our Websters.

First, let’s sew the side seams. This step is essentially the same if you’re making the top or the dress, but if you’re making the top, you won’t need to worry about lining up the hem band seams.

Pin one side seam with front and back pieces right sides together, matching notches, facing seams, and hem band seams if you’re making the dress. Sew, finish the seam allowance, and press towards the back. After you finish the seam, press the facing down to the inside of the shell, wrong sides together, over a ham.

Repeat this step with the other side seam and the back seam. When pinning and sewing the back seam, make sure to pivot at the facing seam allowance in order to get a sharp V at the center back. Press the seam allowance to once side and give the whole shell a good press.

We’re going to go slightly out of order now and hem our Websters so we can just do a few finishing touches next time. If you are using silk or another slippery fabric, the easiest first step is to sew a line of stitching 1/4″ from the bottom edge. This will serve as a guide when folding and pressing and also creates a line of punctures that can help the fabric fold cleanly.

Press the whole bottom edge up by 1/4″. Then press the bottom edge up by another 1/2″ and secure using pins or Wonder Tape, which would be our recommendation. Topstitch the hem from the right side at a scant 1/2″, making sure to catch all of the layers underneath. Give the hem a good final press and make sure you maintained the curve.

That’s it for today! Next time, we’ll finish our Websters! Make sure to share your makes with us using #WebsterTop or #WebsterDress!

The post Webster Top & Dress Sewalong Day 5: Side and Back Seams and Hem appeared first on Cashmerette.

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Cashmerette

You may like


Sage Shacket

When I was at Walmart I found cotton twill material for $1 a yard that I thought would make perfect muslins.  However, I quickly decided this sage green material would make a nice shacket.Last time I made KwikSew 3251 I thought it fit perfect, exc…

read more

Closet Case Patterns – Ginger Flares

This is my third pair of Gingers.  The first pair are here, but the second pair didn’t make it to the blog due to bad fabric happening to good sewists.  Anyway, the fabric for this pair came from a sale at Sherwood Fabrics. My first pair…

read more

A Letter To My 24-Year-Old Self….

I’ve been reflecting on 10 years of blogging, all that has changed and some things that have surprisingly stayed…

read more

FREEBIE TUTORIAL! EASY DIY DRESS + TOP

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. This easy DIY top pattern is in the current issue of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE. Aside from the freebie patterns you get in each issue we always have easy DIY projects and this is one of them. I thought I would share it here for you. The instructions for drafting the […]

The post FREEBIE TUTORIAL! EASY DIY DRESS + TOP appeared first on Mimi G Style.

read more

0 comments

Leave a reply

Jan 2016 Accuquilt Sale