So, what did I manage to get done on Tuesday? As you know from the previous post the M6696 is pretty pattern piece heavy and there are lots of individual steps.
This is what I achieved between 6pm - 9.30pm (including my homework):
- Attached the external back yoke to the altered back piece
- Sewed the side seams of the bodice
- Sewed the shoulder seams
- Attached the internal back yoke
- Trimmed the side seams and applied satin bias binding
- Hand-stitched the internal yoke
- Attached the external waistband
- Created two simple pleats facing outwards on the back piece to take out the extra material left from the removal of the gathering
- Attached the internal waistband
- Sewn sleeve seams
- Gathered the top of sleeves
- Sew the four skirt darts
- Attach the pocket linings
- Under-stitch the pocket linings
- Attach the pockets
Woah! When you list it like this it looks like I was working like a maniac! Unfortunately I haven't been able to do any sewing this weekend due to a number of DIY house chores (fixing-leaking-roof kind-of-stuff) and preparing for next week at work where I will be having Senior Management reviewing the department (scary!).
Here is a sneak peak of the bodice with lovely neat bias-bound seams and the black spotty contrast cotton. You can also see one of the two small pleats I added to take out the fullness of the lower back.
Fingers crossed I can be a speedy sewer again on Tuesday to get to the final stage of the shirtdress.