Added Feb 13, 2013
London, United K...
Most of the sewing from here is similar to how it is done in the book. The differences are as follows: 1. If you did a v-shaped yoke you will have to be careful sewing it to the back piece, I simply hemmed it and sewed it on as otherwise it was not flat. 2. To do the flap, interface your separate extension piece and then sew it to the outer flap right side to right side. Trim the seam allowance and then turn it right side out. Then sew the extension piece to the lining without going through the main fabric front piece. 3. To make the two cuff decorations, interface two of the pieces and then sew each to one of the others, right side to right side. Then turn them right side out. When you stitch the sleeves, pin the square ends of the pieces between the two sides, facing inwards so it will end up on the outside. Make a buttonhole in it at the end. 4. The sleeves do not need to be darted. 5. There are buttons on both sides, but no placket. 6. There should be a button on the inside where the top button is on the outer flap, and a corresponding buttonhole on the inner flap. This is to hold the inner flap in place when worn buttoned all the way up. You may also wish to do the same at the bottom button, I found it held its shape fine without.
Sewing & Techniques
Our popular swimsuit sloper is now available in PLUS size!
Member Project of the Week
Carlotta-Stermaria's ruffled dress is ready for wedding season.
Check out this sneak peel of this Thursday's live web seminar
Chat sewing inspiration with the instructor behind our mood board and fashion design course!
Enter to win weekly drawings and a fabulous grand prize!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.