Nathalie Sewalong

Nathalie Tester Round Up

Nathalie Tester Round Up

This is my first time attempting a tester round up, but I hope to make it a regular practice! I may even attempt to go back and do round up's of my previous patterns, but for now, I want to focus on the lovely testers that made the Nathalie possible!

There are always issues uncovered within the testing process. I am not perfect and am only one person who can only do so much without the help...


Part 5 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Crotch & Leg Openings

Part 5 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Crotch & Leg Openings

How excited are you that we have made it to the final step of creating your very own, bespoke bodysuit? After this, you will be able to walk all around town sporting your one-of-a-kind make!

I am so excited about the prospect of finishing that I even made myself some cookies for this occasion! Let's get started!

29) With RST, attach your front and back crotch openings.

 

30) Trim your seam and press it towards the back.


31) Fold your bodysuit crotch facing in by 1/2”...


Part 4- Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Sleeves & Side Seams

Part 4- Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Sleeves & Side Seams

Alrighty, we are more than halfway there. Are you feeling the excitement? After today, you'll even be able to try on your garment (if you want)!

Let's not waste any time. Grab a snack and a drink and let's dive in!

13) With right sides together, pin your sleeve piece into the armhole opening on your bodice.

Use your pins to match:


+ The underarm raw edges on your sleeve and
bodice.


+ The single notch on the sleeve with the dart
seam on your bodice.


+ The notch at the top of...


Part 3 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Attaching the Neckband

Part 3 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Attaching the Neckband

I have a confession to make: Whenever I sew neckbands, I honestly wish I had like 5 arms and hands to help me get everything into place! And for the Nathalie, I really tried to make this process as easy as possible. I had shoulder seam notches for the neckband at one point, but through the testing process, I realized that depending on how much the fabric stretched, the notches might be perfect or wildly incorrect.

So, I hope you don't mind muddling though this not super tricky part, but wish-we-had-5-hands part with me.

 

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Part 2 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Attaching the Front to Back

Part 2 - Regular Crotch Bodysuit - Attaching the Front to Back

Alrighty, you have tackled the many small steps of Prep (woohoo!) and are now ready to put the front and back of your bodysuit together. And I have great news: this is a pretty quick step as it only requires sewing two seam, so it is the perfect step to take if you are in a rush or don;t have a lot of time in your day today!

8) With RST, attach your front and back bodice pieces together at the shoulder seams using a zig-zag stitch.

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