Today is going to be a pretty short day compared to yesterday. I goal is to get all of the fronts, backs, and sides attached into one big piece. All of the steps today work for all views. I am sewing the sleeved, short length jumpsuit for reference. Lets get started.
Step 13 (All Views) – With right sides touching, pin the side edge of the center front to the side front, matching notches.
Stitch at 1/2″ seam allowance. You are securing the edges of the pockets and the optional ties at this point so be extra careful that these are lined up correctly before sewing over them. Trim seam allowances to 1/4″ and finish in your desired manner. I am serging. Serging is nice because you can trim the seam allowance and finish the edges in one long swoop, but using pinking shears or zigzagging is fine too.
Press seam allowances towards the center front.
Topstitch the center front 1/8” from the seam line on the right side of your jumpsuit, catching the seam allowance underneath.
Step 14 – Repeat step 13 for the center back and side back.
Step 15 – With right sides touching, pin the two assembled back pieces together along the center back. Stitch the center back seam. Trim seam allowances to 1/4” and finish in your desired manner. If your fabric is on the sturdier side, you may want to clip the curved area a bit to prevent any pulling. I find, however, that trimming to 1/4″ is sufficient in most medium to light weight fabrics.
Press seam open or to one side if you serged like I did.
Step 16 – With right sides touching, pin the front and back shoulder seams together.
Stitch at 1/2″ seam allowance. Finish seam allowanced in your desired manner and press seam allowances open or towards the back if serged.
That’s it for today! See you back here tomorrow.