Today, we’re really going to turn these semi-shirt-shaped flat fabric shenanigans into shirts! If you are making the cropped or mid length shirt, you can skip the first section today because we’re going to add the facings to the long curved-hem version (View C) before we sew our side seams.
Attach curved hem facing (view C)
Lay the front facing on top of the front piece, right sides together and lined up along the long curved side. Carefully sew the facing to the shirt along the long side with a ¼” seam allowance.
Turn the facing to the inside of the shirt and press until your curve is nice and flat. Pin the facing in place from the right side (or use Wonder Tape if you have it).
Stitch the facing in place using a long zigzag stitch on your regular machine. Stitch across both sides of the facing top as well. Give this piece another solid press to flatten out the stitching.
Repeat this process with the back facing.
If you are using fabric that unravels, you should finish the inner edge of the facing first, either by using a serger or a zig zag stitch.
Sewing the side seams
Now we’re ready for our side seams. Mid and cropped length folks can join us again! Start by laying out your shirt right sides together, lining up the underarm seams on one side. Pin this underarm junction with the seam allowance facing towards the sleeve on both sides. Next, pin down the body and up the sleeve, matching the hems and any patterns if you have them.
If you have attached the facings, start your side seam right at the top of the facings. (You can snip a little into your seam allowance to make this easier.)
Sew along this whole side, starting at the hem of the body and finishing at the hem of the sleeve. Take your time as you sew past the underarm seam to make sure everything lays flat.
Press the seam allowance to the back. Repeat with the second side.
Okay, only hems and cuffs left to go! Woo!