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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: FINISHING THE BODICE

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice:  FINISHING THE BODICE

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we are going to discuss all the remaining things you need to do to finish your bodice!   In our last installment, we finished our seams and bound the edges of our bodice.   Bound bodice, waiting for finishing treatments. We had skipped the instructions on skirting, because we had planned on adding the skirting/tabs after the binding went on, in order to make it easier for adjusting for weight.  However, we first had to choose trims for the bodice. Choosing the trims. We had some dark teal velvet we were planning on...

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: FINISHING SEAMS AND BINDING YOUR EDGES

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice:  FINISHING SEAMS AND BINDING YOUR EDGES

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we are going to focus on seaming our stacked pattern pieces, and finishing the edges with binding tape.   In our last installment, we stacked our layers and cinched our armsyce. Stacked bodice pieces, stitched and ready for seaming. In the instruction manual for #012, it is recommended that you sew your back seam together first.  As this is a front opening bodice, we had put our back seam on a fold, so we did not have to do this step.  Nor did we have any extra fabric in the side seams...

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: STACKING YOUR LAYERS AND CINCHING YOUR ARMSYCE

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice:  STACKING YOUR LAYERS AND CINCHING YOUR ARMSYCE

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we are going to focus on stacking our layers, and cinching our armsyce. In our last installment, we constructed our flatlining by adding stiffening and boning to it.  Now we are going to take all those layers, and start turning them into something resembling a bodice.   Our flatlining, ready to be stacked! We took our fashion fabric, and put it on the table RIGHT side down.  Then we took our flatlining and put it WRONG sides together with it's coordinating fashion fabric piece.  If we had interlining, we would have put...

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: CONSTRUCTING YOUR FLATLINING

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice:  CONSTRUCTING YOUR FLATLINING

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we will be showing how to construct your flatlining, by adding in stiffening and boning. In our last blog post, we showed you how to properly cut out your flatlining and fashion fabric.  The next thing you need to cut out is your stiffening. Cutting out your bodice stiffening pieces. The purpose of your bodice stiffening is to give additional support at the front of your garment.  Bodice stiffening can be made from cotton batting, or (as we used here) wool felt.  Because our bodice opens in the front, we cut four...

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice: CUTTING OUT YOUR FLATLINING AND FASHION FABRIC

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#012 The Elizabethan Bodice:  CUTTING OUT YOUR FLATLINING AND FASHION FABRIC

Welcome back to The Elizabethan Bodice Sew Along!  Today we will be using our modified and fitted pattern to cut out your flatlining and your fashion fabric!   In our last blog post, we fitted the muslin mockup to Gilah, and had to make some adjustments.  We snipped the bottom to the natural waist, took it up a bit at the shoulders, and took a dart at each armpit.   Transferring the markings from the mockup to the pattern. We took the finished mockup, made the adjustments to it, and transferred those adjustments to our traced pattern.  Then the pattern was ready...

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