Today was sew the body pieces together, trim out the neckline and sew on the sleeves day. I wanted to do the side gussets too, but I over did it with visiting my SIL at the hospital then running five different errands in five different stores, so I was completely out of energy. But, I was determined to do some sewing today.
The first thing I did was sew some thin grosgrain ribbon on the top of the back piece. This will make the back of the neckline look cleaner and make it smoother. I trimmed the front neckline. It came out more V neck instead of scoop with a keyhole. I definitely need more practice with necklines other than square. I may redo the trimming later.
I then centered the top of the sleeves on the shoulder seams and pinned them down. Back over to the sewing machine to stitch them up.
This is as far as I got today. Tomorrow I want to get the gussets in and stitch up the sides and the under sleeve. Then I can try it on and hem the sleeves, then trim them. Last will be hemming the bottom and seeing if I have enough trim to do the whole hem. If not, I may do something down the sides.
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