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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: 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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