Added Feb 16, 2007
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Place front piece right sides facing onto the back piece, pin side seams (seam number 3), skirt base seams meet. Stitch. Trim seam allowances, fold apart and iron. (a)
Seam: Tear basting stitches at pleat
Debaste seam, fold over, iron. Stitch seam by hand loosely. Iron in pleat at seam. (b)
Place back facings onto front facings right sides facing, stitch side seams (seam number 5). Fold over the seam allowances of the shoulder edges and iron to inside. ©
Pin facing onto the dress, right sides facing, side seams meet. Fold over the back facing’s edges at the zip. Pin and stitch the facing to the neckline and arm line edges and stitch. Trim seam allowances. Cut in. (d)
Place front pieces onto back piece right sides facing, stitch shoulder seams (seam number 4), holding in the backwards shoulder edges. Cut the seam allowances diagonally at edges. Pull seam allowances towards the inside, fold apart and iron. (e)
Sew the facing edges at the shoulders against each other by hand. Pin all necklines, iron and stitch neatly. Sew back facing edges onto the zipper bands. (f)
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