Teddy Dress Sew Along

5 Sleeveless Facing Piece SQUARE

3 — Sleeves

25—March 2021

Now we will attach the sleeves or armhole facings. Scroll down to the option you are sewing!

Teddy Dress Sew Along — 3 — Sleeves
Mar 25 2021
1 Pin Sleeves To Bodice
3 Sleeve Is Attached
Long Sleeves

With the right sides together, pin the sleeve head to the bodice, matching the notches. Overlock the seam and press it towards the body. Repeat for the other sleeve.

A single notch indicates the front, and a double indicates the back.
5 Side Seam Sewn

Now, pin the side seams with the right sides together. It can help to start by matching the underarm seams, then work towards the body hem and sleeve hem. Using your overlocker, sew the entire sleeve and side seam. Repeat for the other side and press the seams towards the back.

1 Sleeveless Bodice

To sew the sleeveles option, pin the bodice together at the side seams with the right sides together. Overlock the seams and press them towards the back.

3 Sleeveless Facing 2 Piece

With the right sides together, overlock the armhole facings together at the shoulder and underarm. Press the seams towards the front (the facing piece with the single notch).

6 Sleeveless Facing Attached
8 Understitching Facing

Neaten the outer, unnotched edge of the facing with your overlocker. Now, pin the armhole facing to the armhole opening on the bodice, right sides together and overlock them together. Under stitch the armhole facing with your sewing machine.

9 Completed Sleeveless

Next, press the facing to the wrong side of the bodice and pin it in place. Using a twin needle or your preferred finishing stitch, sew the facing to the bodice at 2cm. Repeat for the other side.

Next, we will sew the skirt, including the pockets.

Check out the Teddy Dress pattern in our Online Store here. Don't forget you can always email us via [email protected] if you need advice!

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