How to sew a split bias bodice


I love how playing with bias layouts can add visual interest to a bodice. This technique turns a plain bodice into a show stopper and as a bonus it is not tricky to do!


STEP 1

Adjust your pattern piece by adding seam allowance along the centre front seam (see blue pen line below).



STEP 2

Place your pattern piece on a single layer of the fabric at a 45 degree angle. I'm using the marks on my quilting ruler to help me get the angle right.


STEP 3

Flip the cut out pattern piece over so it is RST (right sides together) with the rest of the fabric. Line up the lines. Cut out the second pattern piece.


STEP 4

Sew the pieces together. Go slow and make sure to match the stripes as you sew.


STEP 5

Iron the seam open.


STEP 6

Your bodice piece is now ready for you to finish your dress!



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