Addie Top Sew Along Day 3 Seamingly Smitten, how to add a facing to a bodice

The Addie Top bishop sleeve sewing pattern for women
Sew Along Day 3

The #addiechallenge is here! Sew something for yourself before the holiday rush begins!
Don't forget to add a photo to instagram with hashtag #addiechalleng and #seaminglysmitten and/or add one to our facebook group HERE to be entered to win some fabulous prizes!
Welcome to The Addie Top / Dress Sew Along! I'm so glad you are here!
This week we are having an Addie Top sew along and here is our schedule!
I tried to include a little sewing each day, so at the end of the week you have a brand new top!
Monday: DAY 1 CLICK HERE choose your fabric and assemble your pattern
Tuesday: DAY 2 CLICK HERE measure for your size, cut the paper pattern and cut your fabric
Wednesday: assemble the bodice, iron on the interfacing, attach the facing
Thursday: attach the sleeves, ruffles
Friday: add cuffs and hem your top or dress then start sending in those photos!!

Starting Friday through next Wednesday, November 27th you can add a picture of you wearing your new Addie Top in our facebook group and be entered to win some cool prizes!!
1st Place: a $40 gift card to Sly Fox Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns
2nd Place: a $20 gift card to Seweird Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns
3rd Place: a $20 gift card to Milly Mae Fabrics and 3 free Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns

Read to get inspired? Of course you are!! Check out these awesome tops and dress below then head on over to grab a copy of your know you want to try those sleeves, am I right?!?

If you want to watch the VIDEO you can watch it HERE in our facebook group!

1. Iron on the interfacing to the WRONG side of the front and back facing pieces. Make sure the shiny side is facing down. That side of the interfacing has the glue.
2. Sew your front and back facing together at the shoulder seams. Press seams open.
3. Serge or zig-zag stitch around the outer edge of the facing.
4. Pin and sew your front and back bodice right sides together. Press seams open.
5. Lay the bodice right side up and spread out at the shoulders. Lay the facing right side together (with the interfacing facing up) and match the shoulder seams. Pin all the way around. Sew using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.
6. Clip into the entire neckline every 1/2 inch, up to but not over the sewn line you just made.
7. Turn facing to the inside of the bodice. Press well with an iron. 
8. Topstitch using a 1/8 inch seam allowance.

You're DONE for TODAY! Check back tomorrow to attach the sleeves and ruffles!

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