Ok! Time for part 2-the bib and button closure.
First lay out your bodice and bib pieces so that they’re lined up correctly and trim off any little pieces that might have been wobblingly cut. (that’s not a word.)
Then take your two bib pieces and sew them right sides together (RST) along the two sides.
Flip right side out and press with your iron.
Then grab your buttons and decide how many you want and where to place them. You should probably mark where they go. Winging it is a bad idea. Trust me on this.
You’ll want to cut your pieces of 1/8″ elastic now into pieces. The length depends on how large your buttons are. I cut my pieces 1.5″ long.
You might notice the bodice piece is wrong side up. This is correct! Place the bib on top of the bodice piece and then cut it right down the middle.
Then on one side, lift up the bib and place your elastic loops along the edge, with raw edges together. Make sure to leave room on the top and bottom for seam allowance.
Then pin the elastic loops in.
Next you will sew along the curve and down the middle on both pieces. You can back stitch over the elastic spots for extra strength.
Clip the corners and curves and turn right side out and press.
Then carefully top stitch along both sides of the bib.
Tomorrow: Sleeves, and finishing up!