Welcome to Day 4 of the Sew Along! Need to catch up?
Today we’re going to finish up! Once you’re done make sure you add your photo to the Facebook Sew Along Album for your chance to win a gift card!
In step 15 it’s time to add snaps or buttons. If you have KAM snaps I highly recommend going that route as it’s much easier 🙂 In the big kid sizes you probably won’t even need to un-snap the placket to get it on so you might consider just sewing buttons through both layers and having it permanently shut. Or another fun option is to just wear it open
If you are doing the Virginia Beach option you’ll need to add your gathers. Make sure you keep your gathers between the marked dots on the pattern and not evenly distributed across the piece or it won’t fit well. See how my gathers are all bunched together? To keep them perfectly in place while I sewed I pressed them flat first which helped a lot. You can also do a 2nd row of basting stitches 1/2″ down from the raw edge.
If you up-cycled an old tee and your sleeves and body are already hemmed you can tack the seam allowance from the side seam/sleeve inseam down so it lays flat
And you’re done! I hope you had fun! Come back tomorrow to see the Sew Along Winners 🙂