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Added Jan 20, 2007

By burdastyle

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Baste waist darts on bodice fronts and back. Stitch each dart from edge toward point. (a) Press darts towards center front or center back (b)

Front Edges
Finish edges of front self-facings. Turn self-facings to inside along marked FOLD LINES, baste and edge stitch in place. © Stitch shoulder seams, matching seam numbers (1). Finish edges of seam allowances and press seams open.

Neck Band
Baste interfaced neckband piece to neck edge, right sides facing, matching centers. Seam numbers (2) must match and horizontal marks must meet shoulder seams. Stitch. Trim seam allowances and clip curves. Press allowances toward neckband. (d)

On the neckband piece with no interfacing, trim allowance on lower edge. Turn this allowance to wrong side, baste, and press. Lay neckband pieces together, right sides facing. Baste edges together as illustrated, and stitch. Trim seam allowances, trimming diagonally across corners. Clip curves. (e)

Turn neckband right side out. Baste seamed edges and press. Baste inner edge to attachment seam. Topstitch close to all edges of neckband, thereby catching the inner edge. (f)

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