Sewalongs

CLARE SEWALONG PT 9 // VIEW A SIDE SEAMS

Earlier this week we assembled our front piece for the Clare Coat by sewing the darts and installing the welt pockets. Today we’ll be sewing all the coat panels together.

Line up up the side panels with the back coat and pin into place (the longer seam allowance on the side panel is sewn along the back seam, fyi). Sew along the length of each side panel.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-30

The bottom hem straightens out a bit -make sure your sewing line straightens out a bit as well.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-31

Press open your seam allowances.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-34

Pin your coat front to the right side panel. The flat part of the side panel seam should line up with the corner jutting out of the front coat seam. Line up your notches; note that one of those notches should align with your dart.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-35

Sew along the length of the seam and press it open.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-39

From the outside it will look something like this.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-37

The seam allowances will stick out a little along the armscye – trim them with scissors to create a nice smooth curve.

Clare Coat Sewalong_Welt pockets, sewing darts & side seams-38

And that’s it for today – sleeves on Monday!