Annnnnd we’re back! (I think I use that wayyy too much at the beginning of posts….) Days 2 and 3 are shorter than Day 1, so I’m sticking them together.

Day 2: Monday, January 26, 2015

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Here’s the sleeve with the sleeveband. It’s actually way bigger than it looks.

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Sewing the sleeves to the bodice (with the lining pushed back)…

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Whipstitching the sleeveband (by hand, of course)…

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…and here’s the bodice with sleeves! I was very excited at this point. It was a school day, so I didn’t get anything else done.

Day 3: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Sewing the side seams of the skirt pieces…

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…ironing the sewed seams open…

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Pinning the placket to the back opening. It’s hard because the opening is V-shaped and the placket is straight.

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Sewing the placket. Seam allowance goes from 3’8 of an inch at the top sections of the V to the edge of the fabric. It’s very difficult and mine isn’t perfect!

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The placket sewed to the skirt! *sigh of relief*

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…and the other side of the placket.

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The placket ironed as it should be. Prim and proper. 🙂

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Miss Elliot trying to be all professional photographer. 🙂

Right then. Be back for the next installments!!