Marking the buttonhole.
Pin the Entredeux together at the neck so your daygown will be even as you mark the buttonholes.
Read all of todays Lesson before beginning! We are working on the pattern Embroidered Raglan Daygowns.
We will be stitching the hem and sewing on the buttons.
The hem allowance is 3".
Read your pattern instructions about the Hem on View 1, Step 6.
One way to mark the hem, is to measure up 3" and mark a line where you will turn up the hem.
When basting a hem, use long stitches and remove them when garment is hemmed.
Another way to mark the hem, is to use a measure and pin or baste the hem at the lower edge.
Basting the hem in place at the lower edge is a good idea. Then you can hem it with out worrying about the hem being the right depth, or about being stuck by all the pins that would be needed to hold it in place.
Turn up the lower edge of the hem 1/8" to 1/4". Press. Then stitch a tiny Running Stitch along the fold of the hem. To make stitching easier, stitch to the side seam and tie off. Stitch the front and tie off. Then stitch the last back section and tie off. You can pull up the thread of each section to ease in the fabric.
Because this gown is A-line. The lowest part of the hem is wider than the area it will be stitched to (when turned up). This is why you must ease the fabric evenly to fit.
There is a method to reduce the hem bulk , thus reducing the amount of easing necessary but it must be done at the time of stitching the side seams. I don't use it very often but perhaps it will be a later post. If you have the pattern Baby Layette, it is explained with the hemming instructions.
For a complete overview of todays techniques please go to the Hem and Buttons post. Read the entire post.
This is the last lesson in this Sew-Along. I have enjoyed sewing with you very much. Next Friday, I plan to post some of your Daygowns from this Lesson. So make me happy by sending me photos of your daygown! It will encourage me to have another Sew-Along!!
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. I need them by Thursday. Pictures of just a part (your favorite part) of the Daygown are welcome.
If you are a late comer, you can follow this Sew-Along by yourself and make a Daygown.
Question for this Lesson: What did you like best about this Sew-Along? Will you send me a picture of your Daygown?
Now - Today I have something special for you!
My Great Grandmothers Fruit Compote bowl.
We are going to have a wonderful lunch together.
You can wear your PJ's to this Luncheon!
Good food to eat!
I found this antique two piece Punch Bowl in Norfolk several years ago.
And Yummy punch to drink from antique punch cups!!
See you next Friday!!
Yummy Punch Recipe
One bottle of White Grape Juice
One bottle of Ginger Ale
One bottle of Champagne (optional)
Chill everything and add a large block of frozen Grape Juice or Ginger Ale. Mix just before serving.
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