Sewing a Blouse (Newlook 6407) Day 4
According to my own notes we jump from step 10 to step 15 on the pattern instruction sheet. Assuming I knew what I was doing when I wrote the notes, I will jump to 15 and tackle the front facing of the shirt. This means more blind steam-ironing (without glasses or with steamed up glasses).
My notes also miss out the clipping at this stage.
As you can see, modelled by the lovely Diana, I have pressed under one side, the other side showing the stitched seam and the raw neck edge.
The alert amongst us (?) will remember I haven't overlocked the shoulder seams, so I need to do that before slip stitching the shoulder of the facing to the shoulder seam.
Now clip or notch the curve of the front facing neck edge, up to the line of stitching. (Just the facing, not the shirt front.)
Now to stitch the collar on. This is where all the changes in the notes have got us to. The collar can be pinned and stitched by placing it on the outside of the shirt (right side of fabric together) with the facing uppermost (the piece with it's edge pressed under). The facing can be successfully kept out of the way of the seam and hand stitched down afterwards. I hope you can see what I mean in these photos.
There. Enough for today.