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Tips on finishing the 2+2 blouse?

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    Hello wise ladies: I am making my first 2+2 blouse. I love the genius way that the front placket is assembled! But my little fold back plackets still have raw seams at the bottom. How do you finish the inside of this blouse so it’s as neat as possible? I’m not worried about this first version I’m making, but I know I’m going to want to make many more of these, and I like to get everything very neat inside when I can!

    TIA, Inder

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    Oh, rereading the instructions, it looks like those edges were supposed to encased in my tiny seam to hold the gathering in. That explains it! Next time I’ll get that right – no way I am ripping this patch off at this point!

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    I don’t think I’ve ever done that seam correctly. I have zigzagged it.

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    Your tute is fantastic as always Nicole! I will certainly do a more careful job for my next version of the blouse. I love the clean result inside! I see this in a light linen for summer with liberty accents!

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    Awww, thank you. Its a favourite of mine.

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    yes, the tiny little seam under the front patch should be encased. It’s very clever. I also like to stitch down the back button placket because after washing it will unfold a little and the raw edges pop out.

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    Meleliza, I did that, because I had the same thought! The outfit turned out SUPER CUTE. Probably a skirt isn’t the most practical item of clothing for a 20 month old, but the CUTE is blinding. http://www.flickr.com/photos/53589116@N08/13180923114/

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    Blinding Cute!

    I tend to over finish as my chiblings are so hard on clothes.

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    Good thing you did stitch the plackets down, Inder – I just put my newly completed 2+2s through the wash and that exact thing happened (and my interfacing came free, crummy Pellon). I need to pry them out of my daughters’ hands so I can fix it.

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