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I’ve been making dress #133 and just got to the instructions for the shoulder seams… and I’m completely lost. I can’t figure out what the instructions mean by sewing ‘continuous seams’ – I thought I had sewed it correctly and then had to unpick again for the next section, so it must be wrong. Can anyone help?!


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    Jul 2, 2012, 08.14 AMby katexxxxxx

    Where is the ‘continuous seam’ supposed to go to and from? And can you post a picture somewhere that we can look at?

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    Jul 2, 2012, 05.04 PMby burdastyle

    Hello shedley,

    We have just updated the instructions on the #133 Vintage Dress to be a little more clear on the sewing. You can download the new instructions here http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/vintage-dress-052012 under instructions PDF.

    To be more clear, after you stitch the linings to the top of the self facings on the bodice pieces (matching points 3 and 4 on pattern) you separate the lining from the bodice and lay flat (so the lining is laying above the bodice). So you separate the linings from the bodice on both front and back. Now you lay the pieces right sides together on top on each other (so the lining is on the lining, and the bodice is on the bodice, right sides together). The self facings will lay on top of each other in the middle. Match the foldlines right sides together (at shoulder seam) of the self facings on the front and back bodice. You sew the lining shoulder seam together, sew over the foldline, and then sew the shoulder seam of the bodice piece (making the shoulder seam continuous).

    Hope this helps,


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