Pinwheel Tunic – Step 3 confusion?
I am hoping for some help with Step 3 of the Tunic (page 4 of instructions from digital pattern). I am confused by the instructions to fuse the interfacing “at the center-front neckline, so it covers the dot”. Could this mean the back neckline instead of the front? I cannot see a dot on the front pattern piece neckline although there is a dot at the bottom hem. Also why would it need interfacing at the front neckline? As I am writing this I wonder if it means the center of the neckline on the right side (front) of fabric?
Being somewhat spatially challenged (i.e., not good at 3-dimensional imagining), I guess I don’t really understand step 5 either. If the above strip of interfacing is on the back neckline should it be on the right side of fabric where the keyhole facing is sewn or on the wrong side of fabric where you turn the keyhole facing inward? I sure hope I haven’t confused everyone else with these convoluted questions!!!
I am feeding my baby at present but will this help?
Be back soon!
I’ve got my pattern in hand, let’s see if I can help.
TUNIC Step 3:
Reads: If you haven’t done so already, transfer the dot from the tunic BACK pattern piece to the WRONG side of the tunic BACK.
So, you are working with the BACK tunic piece.
The strip of interfacing will be applied to the center of this back tunic piece on the RIGHT side of the fabric. I think the phrase “center front neckline” is a little confusing. It’s referring to the CENTER of the BACK neckline on the FRONT (right side) of the fabric.
Hope that helps.
Now, down to Step 5:
You’re pinning and then stitching the facing onto the back neckline with right sides together. You’re going to stitch the keyhole shape then cut that sucker open and flip it inside out. Don’t overthink this one, just follow the exact steps and you’ll get there. Nicole’s blog will probably show photos of this step very nicely. She’s awesome like that.
I just did a similar kind of facing in a T-shirt I made for myself. It’s a lovely way to finish a back neckhole opening.
Sorry if those capitals look a bit shout-y. I can’t work out how to do italics or bold in this forum posting.
I’m not shouting at you. Promise. 🙂
[Off topic note — I thought it was just me! I see the BBcode tags below but have never been able to get any of them to work.]lattemama @lattemama
[ I think it’s basically standard html-coding. So for italics you would write the markup code “em” between <> like so: (I have added spaces to make the code show up) < em >italics < / em> – always finish the markup code with a </ > to make the text go back to normal. It’s called “closing the tag”
a = link
blockquote = quoted text
code = I have no clue
em = emphasis, italics
strong = strong, bold
ul = unordered, bulleted list, used with markup code li
ol = ordered list, used with markup code li
li = list item
img = image
font = use a different font
strike = strike through
center = make text centred
u = underlined
hr = not sure about this one either, it has to do with formatting text]
So we’re sorted with our HTML, thanks Lotta. I’d love to hear back from the OP if I managed to solve her problem……Nicole @motherof5
My link was for the dress, not the tunic, sorry!thea @thea
Thank you everyone. Sorry for delay in responding. I tried to log on from my phone at work yesterday but could not come up with my own user name or password to save my life!!! Long day at work yesterday and I have not yet looked at the video Nicole but I am certain it will be perfect. I may be able to get to a little sewing tonight.
I actually went ahead after I posted my question and put the strip of interfacing on the center back wrong side of fabric and attached the keyhole. Looks great so I think it is correct. I am happy to know all of you wonderful people are here and I saw Nicole’s videos mentioned in other posts I read. What an incredible resource. As I have been sewing for less than a year and don’t have a Mom or Grandma to teach me I run into these very simple things that are completely baffling on a regular basis.
Thank you again. And I am glad I am not trying to understand CODE speak with the rest of you 🙂
Which means I got it wrong. Glad you sorted it Thea. I’ll have to look again at the instructions…
Meanwhile, where’s the post edit option and what’s the HTML code for strikethrough? 🙂
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