Hello again! busy day it is! now this post comprises of :
1. preparing the bodice underlining
2. shaping the bodice
BUT because i'm lazy and oh so tired, I'll suggest you follow the princess seam tutorial here for tips on cutting your bodice underlining, or better still (what I normally do), place the cut out pieces of your actual princess curve pieces over your lining fabric, cut and stitch together.
Fold the back piece in two. Mark out your apex, empire and bodice lengths. Mark out you body measurements across each of these points, and don't forget to include your seam allowances at the sides. Here I used 1.5'' mark out your armhole.
place this cut out back piece over the frontal piece one at a time. leave out your wrap allowance (watch and see where the demarcation begins in the photo below). here I used 4.5'' for my wrap allowance.
cut out and the frontal piece should look like this
place the cut out frontal piece over the second piece and cut. Here is what it would look like later on...
place over your underlining and cut leaving about half an inch all over the underlining. slash out about 2'' from the diagonal wrap neckline to create a facing with the actual fabric
do the same on the back underlining
replace with your actual fabric in the same shape but leaving half an inch all round it...
apply fabric stay (I used the fusible kind
replace and sew...
sew beginning from the center outwards for both sides on the back neckline...
that's all! watch this space for the next post!
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