It's official! Day One of the Sorbetto Sew Along. I'm going to give the procrastinators a couple more days to get everything together and then we'll start the real sewing.
Step One - Print out the free pattern (see link in previous post). Tape together and cut out.
Step Two - Cut out pattern pieces from fabric.
Note: Consider adding a bit of length when you cut, as I've heard many people (including me) mention it feels quite short on. You can always shorten, but you can't add length.
Another Note: If you are going to gather instead of pleat, you can still cut out the pattern pieces as they are, no changes needed until actual sewing begins.
Yet Another Note: If you are eliminating the pleat all together, just line up the fabric fold with the pleat line instead of the edge of the pattern piece.
Step Three: Decide on what bias trim you will use. You can use store bought or make your own. Here are some links for making your own.
From Coletterie: How to make bias tape and Continuous bias tape
From Sempstress: Making Bias Tape
From Creative Little Daisy: DIY Bias Tape Maker
I'll be back on the 17th to start sewing with you!