Hey Sew-Alongers! Just a quick, easy task for today: sewing your ties and basting them to your bodice.
You may recall that you have two long pieces that will be your ties. You've probably cut these in your contrast fabric.
Start by folding each tie lengthwise. Stitch along one short end and the long end. This means that you'll leave one short end open. Snip diagonally across the corners; this helps reduce bulk and give you nice crisp corners. Trim the seam allowances as well.
Turn the tie right side out through the open short end. You'll need something to help you poke out your corners. You can either use a point turner (pictured below) to poke the corners out from the inside . . .
. . . or you can use a pin to pull out the corners from the outside.
Press each tie flat.
Baste one tie to raw edge of the back bodice edge, positioning the tie between the two small circles.
That's it! Next time we'll do the neckline facings.