Day 4 of the “Charlotte” Sew-Along: Creating Back Yoke & Bodices

Today, we are going to be creating our back yoke and attaching our bodices together at the side seams. As a bonus post tomorrow I will be sharing how to sew the side seams with a french seam.

First, take the back yoke pieces and lay them right sides together and pin along the top edge.

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Then sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance and trim seam allowance to 1/4″.

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Next, take your ruler and chalk and mark 3/4″ from the sewing line on both the top and bottom edge.

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Pin along the long edges. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance stopping at your chalk lines backstitching at each end. Trim seam allowance to 1/4″ stopping at the chalk/sewing lines. There will be two openings, one on each side.

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Turn right side out and press. Here you can see the opening along the side. Next sew 3/4″ from the top edge, creating a casing.

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Place the back yoke right sides together matching at the notches along the back top edge. *Sorry, it’s really hard to see in the photo.

KS1000 basting back yoke

Sew with a long basting stitch across the back yoke 3/8″ from edge.

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To attach your bodices, place the front and back bodices rights sides together aligning side seams and pin. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance and serge or mock overlock the raw seam allowance to finish the edges.

Tomorrow, we will finish up our “Charlotte” just in time for the weekend! (don’t forget the pattern is still on sale for a few more days!)

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