Friday is the last day of school so that means casual day.
Elas was keen for a new top so she traded several baskets of washing and folding for a Finch Top.
I have previously blogged the construction here.
However,things went a bit pear shaped with my hemming so I had another go doing it the proper way this time.
Rather then sewing the seam and pressing it open I overlocked it together.
So that I could stagger the side seam I clipped the allowance.
Press one seam to the left and the other to the right.
This will stagger the bulk nicely.
Don't worry about it coming undone it will beheld in place when the under arm seam is topstitched.
Join up the topstitching under the arm.
It can be helpful to baste the hem fold line in. This will give you an accurate measurement as well as slightly easing the hem bringing in some bulk.
Press the fold line and then fold that under it self to create a narrow hem.
After stitching the hem remove the basting.
Press well and there you have a nice neat narrow hem.
Following the instructions attach the binding.
This is a lovely way to finish the binding.
Press the seams up towards the top.
Pin the binding in place.
Stitch in place.
Eeeeee,I LOVE that bow!
Lots of bow love!
That beautiful back.
Finch fantastic? You bet your little cotton socks!
How will you finish your Finch?