Welcome back everyone! Our Turner Dresses are over halfway done and today we’ll assemble and attach the skirt.
Start by laying the skirt front on the skirt back, right sides together, and pin up both side seams.
Sew the side seams, finish the seams if necessary, and press the seam allowances towards the skirt back.
Turn the skirt inside out, place the right-side out bodice inside the skirt, and line up the waist.
Pin the bodice and skirt together at the waist, matching the center fronts, center backs, and side seams.
We’re going to use a piece of clear elastic to stabilize this seam and support the weight of the skirt. Take a length of clear elastic and stretch it out several times. This ensures that the elastic won’t relax once it’s sewn. Cut a piece the same length as your waistline, not any shorter. Pin it to the skirt side of the waistline. Now sew through all four layers: elastic, skirt, bodice shell, and bodice lining.
Finish this seam if necessary and press the seam allowance down towards the skirt.
For our final installment, we’ll be hemming the sleeves and skirt and trying on our completed dresses!