Rowan Hack Along PT6 - Front bodice

September 01, 2020

Rowan Hack Along - Front Bodice
Cutting fabric is not exactly my favorite part of a sewing project... But the good news is that we’ve already done that yesterday and today you can focus on one of the funnest parts - seeing your design come to life! Today we’re going to assemble the front bodice - it’s so much fun to see everything come together! So let’s start!

 

The pocket


First, collect the pattern pieces with the pocket bags. With the right sides together, line up the pocket bag seams and pin in place. As you can see, the point of pattern piece 2 will stick out a bit over pattern piece 3 (see white arrow). But if you keep the seam allowance in mind, (the pink and yellow lines) you can see that everything will line up perfectly!

 



Stitch the seam using a knit stitch or a small zigzag stitch. 

 


Finish the seam with a serger or a big zigzag stitch. Press the seam and the pocket down. 

 


Turn the front bodice with the right side up. Match the fold of the pocket at the side seam with the notch on pattern piece 2. Pin the side seam in place and stay stitch together, 6mm (¼”) from the raw edge. The side of the pocket bag will later be finished in the side seam of the sweater/dress.

 



Collect pattern piece 1. With the right sides together, line up the raw edges, matching the notches of pattern piece one with the notches and seam of the front bodice. Again at both sides of the diagonal seam, the pattern pieces will stick out a bit. Pin in place and stitch the seam using a knit stitch or a small zigzag stitch. 


Finish the seam with a serger or a big zigzag stitch. Press the seam and the pocket up. 

 


There you have it - a beautifully finished front bodice with inseam pocket! If your custom colorblock design features additional colorblock seams, continue on with the same steps. Also, if your back bodice and/or sleeves are colorblocked, assemble them as well!

Tomorrow we’re going to focus on creating “hanger appeal” - closing the shoulder seams, inserting the neckband and finishing the inside of our neckband with a binding. Even when I’m sewing basics for my kids, I just LOVE adding a pop of color inside the neckband. There’s nothing more satisfying than a stack of handmades with beautifully finished colorful insides!

See you tomorrow!
XO Elles






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Size Charts

KIDS SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

Age

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

Chest

Waist

Hip

Height

80

9-12M

50

48

52

80

19,5

19

20,5

31,5

86

12-18M

52

50

54

86

20,5

19,5

21,25

33,75

92

18-24M

54

51

55

92

21,25

20

21,5

36,25

98

2-3Y

55

52

57

98

21,75

20,5

22,5

38,5

104

3-4Y

56,5

53,5

59

104

22,25

21

23,25

41

110

4-5Y

58

55

61

110

22,75

21,5

24

43,25

116

5-6Y

60

57

64

116

23,5

22,5

25,25

45,5

122

6-7Y

62,5

58,5

67

122

24,5

23

26,5

48

128

7-8Y

65

60

70

128

25,5

23,5

27,5

50,5

134

8-9Y

67,5

61,5

73

134

26,5

24,25

28,75

52,75

140

9-10Y

70

63

76

140

27,5

24,75

30

55

146

10-11Y

73

64

79

146

28,75

25,25

31

57,5

152

11-12Y

76

66

82

152

30

26

32,25

59,75

158

12-13Y

79

68

85

158

31

26,75

33,5

62,25

164

13-14Y

82

70

88

164

32,25

27,5

34,75

64,5

WOMEN SIZE CHART

Body measurements cm

Body measurements inch

Size

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

High Bust

Bust

Waist

Hip

Height

AA

75

80

64

88

168

29,5

31,5

25,25

34,5

5 feet 6"

BB

79

84

68

92

168

31

33

26,75

36,25

5 feet 6"

CC

83

88

72

96

168

32,5

34,5

28,25

37,75

5 feet 6"

DD

87

92

76

100

168

34,25

36,25

30

39,5

5 feet 6"

EE

91

96

80

104

168

35,75

37,75

31,5

41

5 feet 6"

FF

95

100

84

108

168

37,5

39,5

33

42,5

5 feet 6"

GG

101

106

89

113

168

39,75

41,75

35

44,5

5 feet 6"

HH

107

112

94

118

168

42

44

37

46,5

5 feet 6"

II

113

118

99

123

168

44,5

46,5

39

48,5

5 feet 6"

JJ

119

124

104

128

168

46,75

48,75

41

50,5

5 feet 6"