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The next step is to set in the pleats and put in shoulder stays.
As far as the sash is concerned, inside it is all stitched, trimmed and pressed. Next you will flip it right side out, trim and attach it to the side of the dress (the same for its mate as well). Then tuck in the ends and slip stitch them shut. Outside the sash must be pressed.
When all stitches and seams are finished, the dress must be pressed. It is almost all done except for the neckline facing, the hem and shoulder pads. You can see the sash to the right side of the picture, almost lost in the riot of stripes!
First fitting, no sleeves. Looking good!
Overcast sleeve with elbow dart ready to be pressed.
The sleeve is complete with the under seam sewn in and being pressed open.
Here the dress is inside out, the sleeve that is about to be attached is lined up with the arm scythe and ready for insertion. Once the sleeve is pinned, it is ready to be stitched.
Second fitting with the sleeve stitched. Neck pleats still have to be stabilized the as well, as you can see.
Back view of newly set in sleeve. The stripes line up! Yeah!
The shoulder pad is positioned and pinned in properly. Jennifer actually sew shoulder pads from the outside in order not to disturb their placement and let them stay bent in the correct direction, stitched along the arm scythe and the shoulder seam. Jennifer recommends to go inside after and stitch down the neck facings to the pads and make any additional necessary stitches.