3/2011 Tunic Dress

Added Apr 7, 2011

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Munich, Germany

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Step 5 Front bands and collar

Stitch front bands to vertical edges of front. Press seam allowances of band join-ing -seams and of other long edges of bands onto bands. Fold collar on fold line, right side facing in. Stitch narrow edges together. Turn collar right side out. Baste edges of collar together to neck edge, from centre front. Fold band half to outside and pin to neck edge, over collar. Fold facing strip for neck edge lengthwise, right side facing out, and press. Pin folded facing strip to neck edge, over collar, so that fold edge of strip lies on collar, 1 cm (3/8 in) past seam line, and ends lie on band. Stitch along marked neck edge. Turn facing to inside and turn front bands right side out. Clip diagonally into seam allow-ances of front at bottom corners. Baste inside edges of bands in place. Topstitch bands close to joining seams. Lay bottom end of right band on bottom end of left band. Baste ends together and stitch to front. Use the twin needle to stitch across bottom end of bands as marked. Topstitch neck edge 7 mm (1/4 in) from collar joining seam, beginning and end-ing at band joining seams.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 07.16 PMby belira

    Hi, Could anyone help me with this step? I don’t know if I have to sew the bands and the front with right sides together and if I have to sew the long seams only or the short seams as well. Also I don’t understand this: “Fold band half to outside and pin to neck edge, over collar. Fold facing strip for neck edge lengthwise, right side facing out, and press. Pin folded facing strip to neck edge, over collar, so that fold edge of strip lies on collar, 1 cm (3/8 in) past seam line, and ends lie on band.” Am I supposed to encase the seam allowance of the neck with the facing strip or just sew it flat over the seam allowances? Thanks in advance for any help.

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