as outlined in the last post.
Note: We're skipping step 5 in the directions (turning in the sleeve hem seam allowance) because I'm going to show you a nifty way to sew the sleeve hems by machine.
So we are now on step 6! This is where we sew the ties. You cut out four of pattern piece #2, and now we're going to sew them together in pairs. Put two of the tie pieces right sides together and stitch them together, leaving an opening at the short end of the tie. Use a straight stitch and stretch the fabric slightly as you sew.
Next, trim down the corners of the tie to remove bulk.
Turn the tie right side out. This is easy to do by just sticking your hand in and pulling the tie right side out. Make sure the corners are pulled out for a sharp appearance. Press the tie flat.
Repeat this whole process with the other set of ties.
Next, we're going to baste the ties to the top where you created the gathering stitches. First, pull the bobbin threads of the gathering stitches. You want to pull them enough so that the ties will fit between the circles on the front piece. Adjust the gathers as necessary.
Pin the tie to the gathered portion so that it fits between the circles you marked after cutting. you'll have a seam allowance on the top and the bottom.
Stitch the ties to the top with a long basting stitch and a 1/2" seam allowance.
You now have both ties attached to the top!
In the next installment, we'll sew the lining to the top. And then we're practically done!