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Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

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Sewing the Piping to the Waistband

Christine Haynes

Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress

Christine Haynes

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Lesson Info

12. Sewing the Piping to the Waistband

Lesson Info

Sewing the Piping to the Waistband

Once you've made your piping, we now need to add it to our waist band we're adding it actually to the outer way span the part that's going to be shown on the outside, you should have already sown the seams together so that we have the waistband as one unit and of course it should also already be inter fazed if you look here, I have already sown the piping to one edge of the waistband because you guys don't need to watch me do it twice so it's already sewn onto one part and then I've pinned most of the second one, but pitting it is there is actually a trick depending it, so I'm going to show you how to pin the remainder of the way span on, so because we want to so right up to the edge where the courting meets right where our stitches we want to measure with our seem gauge right up to that spot so that when we put it in the machine were stitching at the five eight seem allowance right up against the corning. So I'm going to use my seem gauge set to five eights and I'm going to put the bl...

ue stop are right up against my fabric and the end of it right up against the courting because that's actually where my stitch is going to be where my same gauge ends right here so that's why I want my pin to be holding it in place and I like the pinheads facing me while I'm sewing so that I could pull them out easily so we'll pin the remainder of this in place so again I'm just measuring that that's five eight holding it in place and pinning the remainder of it down we need to pin it and stitch it so it's important that we pin and stitch the piping on right at five eights because when we got actually so this to the bodice we're not going to able to see this when we're sowing we're going to be stitching at our five eight see malone's trusting that we're right up against where the courting is we don't want anything but the actual ford part showing so that's why we're actually stitching this down at our seem allowance and not basting it at a smaller or bigger seem allowance we want to be right at that spot so we're going toe views are machine with the zipper foot on just like we did when we were making the piping and the same procedure more or less applies now there's one thing to make note on your zipper foot you usually need to move your needle to the left or right of center to keep the needle from hitting the actual foot. We've pin this at five eighths but if you can see actually when I line that up I'm at my four eight seem allowance, which is one eighth less because when I move my needle to the left it's moving in an eighth of an inch I've pinned this at five eight so I know it's in place but by moving my needle over I'm actually not going to be using my five eight seem allowance on my foot or on my foot plate because I've moved my needle over so make note that you actually will be following a different seem allowance mark on your machine someone a backstage toehold piping in place and I'm very carefully going to do just like I did when I was making the piping stay on my actual four rates because I've moved my navel over just sewing it at five eight and I'm sticking close to that courting a lot of machines come with a piping foot um I shouldn't say they come with the foot a lot of machines have the optional but that you can buy for putting piping on or selling with fighting, but since a lot of people don't have that kind of flood, I wanted to illustrate how to do this with the foot that comes automatically with you everybody has a regular and it's actually what I use when I'm doing this I used my regular preferred over according when you get to that scene where we sold our waistband pieces together, make sure that it's stain press open on the back side and that you're not accidentally sewing it in a different direction. Of course, back to the end. I like to always have a little bit extra hanging over in case it shifts forward. Find this trim that off now to fit. And that guy is so non. So this get sewn into the bodice. Similarly, the way we did it in view, a but a little bit different, because it now has this courting in it. So we're going to go through that whole process as well.

Class Description

Add advanced techniques to your sewing skill-set without worrying about ruining fabric and wasting money in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Every purchase includes an easy-to-use, printable PDF version of the Sylvie Dress pattern.

Christine makes vintage-inspired patterns for the modern seamstress and in this class she’ll guide you step-by-step through the dressmaking process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Make a variety of darts, the correct way
  • Incorporate an invisible zipper 
  • Line up a lot of intersecting seams
  • Create both views of the pattern

In this class, you’ll have the maker of the pattern talking you through best practices and offering expert tips on tailoring it to your preferences. You’ll also get insights on choosing the best size for your measurements.

Don't waste time working on something that won't ultimately look right, learn the best way to follow a pattern and make sophisticated dress in Sew Along: The Sylvie Dress with Christine Haynes.

Class Materials

Bonus with Purchase

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Instructions.pdf

Christine Haynes - Sylvie Dress Pattern.pdf

Christine Haynes - Supply List.pdf

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Esther Gonzalez

Great lessons, very detailed and explained clearly. Patterns are easy to work with. Highly recommend it to anyone who loves sewing or is even new to sewing because it won't leave you confused

Maureen Nevers

I loved Christine's clear, pleasant style of instruction. Unfortunately I had to stop watching 1/2 way through - is there really a dog barking in the background through the whole video recording?! Even if I could tune it out (it was pretty faint mostly), my 2 cocker spaniels were not fooled! Perhaps I'll try to resume watching with headphones ... Wish that had been addressed at the time of recording or editing, though 😐

Chelvy Braggs