In part 2 of our Cap Sleeve (Plus Size) Blouse Sew Along with Meg Healy from from BurdaStyle.com we are going to cover the peplum portion of the blouse with side seam slits for the tie bands. You can get the pattern here with additional help and video tutorial to complete this figure-flattering wrap blouse just in time for the summer heat!—
Last week we ended off part 1 of the sew-along by attaching the front bands to finish the crossover neckline edges of the blouse. This week grab your bodice peplum/skirt pieces and we will put it all together.
Cap Sleeve Blouse Sew Along PT 2 sprout
We also talked about how you can totally customize your plus size blouse through Sprout and also have your pattern’s size line directly printed onto different types of fabric! Remember to use code SEWCAPSLV (one discounted blouse per customer) to receive 15% off your blouse. Start designing here.
For more information on the fabrics, sizing, and customizing – refer back to part 1.
Step 1: Place your bodice pieces, right sides together matching up the side seams. On the left side seam only stitch to the notch indicated on the pattern. Make sure you serge or zig zag-finish your side seam edges first before you sew.
Step 2: Press your side seam allowances open on your bodice, and around the slit simply press the edges to the wrong side as pictured so the pressed slit edges align with the seamline.
Pin and stitch the peplum/skirt pieces of the blouse, right sides together from the waistline to hem. Press seam allowances open.
Lay the bodice on the peplum/skirt along the waistline, right sides together. Match up the side seams (for the slit, make sure the pressed edge match up) and center back, and also the finished crossover neckline with the notch. Note: the peplum/skirt pieces will extend beyond the bodice.
Sew the bodice to the peplum/skirt backstitching at the finished neckline edges, then serge-finish the entire waistline seam including the extensions.
Fold each tie band lengthwise with right sides together and press. Then stitch the long edge and one short end. Trim the seam allowances and clip the corner. Turn each tie band right side out and topstitch.
Place each tie band on the peplum/skirt pieces matching up the edges. Baste the tie bands to the blouse along the outer edge as well as the notched fold line where the bodice is sewn.
Press the peplum/skirt pieces along the notched fold line and flip to the wrong side – the tie bands will extend out.
View from the open fold from the wrong side of the blouse. While the extension is open press up the hem allowance.
Fold back the extension and topstitch the hem in place.
If you want instructor help sewing together this blouse with an additional video tutorial, then you can register here (https://academy.burdastyle.com/courses/sprout-patterns-presents-cap-sleeve-blouse-plus-size) for a more in depth look constructing this pattern.
Tune in next week where I’ll be going over the final steps in making this blouse, and don’t forget to use code SEWCAPSLV for 15% off on Sprout (good until June 30th 2018). Get yours here!