Creating this winter full circle pinafore was a fun adventure, with many problems to ponder and solve – by comparison the blouse was a breeze – BUT I enjoyed making them both and am thrilled with the finished results (speaking of which, if you want to skip straight that, the reveal is at 15:28)
What are French seams?
A French seam encloses your seam allowance inside your sewn item so there isn’t a need for another type of seam finish. It’s often used on sheer or delicate fabrics so the seam blends with the rest of the fabric. Usually when you sew a seam you place your two pieces of fabric with the right sides together, however with a French seam you place them wrong sides together and make one seam, then turn the item out so the right sides are together and sew the seam again. See this video from Gabberdashery for a fuller explanation:
The pattern I used for the blouse was Simplicity K1805, but sadly it’s out of print.
*Theme tune: written, recorded and performed by me.*
Sunny Afternoon – Freesound Music
Inside & Outside the Blues – Freesound Music