Last part of the tutorial! yay! You're almost done.
First take some bias tape that you hopefully made yesterday, and pin it around the raw edge of the back neckline.
Top stitch along the edge carefully, catching both sides in the stitch.
Then pin the front bodice shoulders and back shoulder seams RST and sew them together. Finish seam with serger, zig zag stitch, or pinking shears, whatever your choice of weapon may be.
Then baste together the two bodice pieces at the bottom.
Take the shirt panel and sew a gathering stitch (long stitch) along the top. Pull the top thread to gather it to fit the bodice. I concentrated my gathers underneath the bib, but you could spread them out also.
Pin those pieces RST and sew and finish that seam.
Then take your sleeve pieces and the bias tape you made for them. (cut the bias tape to the measurement around your child's arm where the sleeve will hit+seam allowance.)
Gather the bottom of the sleeve to fit the bias tape and pin the tape around the raw edge. Stitch that together.
Then gather the top of the sleeve if needed and fit it RST into the armhole. Sew and finish those seams as well.
Then pin the sides and sleeves RST. Then sew and finish those seams.
Hem the bottom by pressing the bottom up 1/4", and then another 1/4-1/2", then stitch that down. Sew on your buttons, and you're finished!
Then throw your head back and laugh manically at your sewing prowess.
Please do upload pics of your finished tops to the Flickr Group, and I'll put together a round up in a few weeks. I can't wait to see them! Let me know if you have any questions, of course.