and added pockets with an elastic upper edge and gathers around the bottom. See how easy they are? Just pin in place!
Besides home school home ec, I have had one sewing class, and it was so enlightening! I owe so much to my mom and her instruction, but this college class helped with a lot of the finer aspects. For instance, finishing raw edges. I thought that was what pinking shears were for, or a serger if you were lucky enough to have one. But I learned a very attractive, professional finish that I applied here.
|stitch an eighth inch fold on all your raw edges that will form side seams or shoulder seams|
|sew side and shoulder seams, half inch seam allowance, right sides together.|
|Press open. Admire your nice looking finished seam.|
and finished it with the lace that used to adorn every little girl's wardrobe when I was a wee one.