Iron the woven interlining onto all facings.
Sewing the pieces together
Baste the organza onto the silk and sew along the allowances.
Close the back center of the facing (collar and hem). Iron the allowances open and topstitch using metallic thread. Lay piece 2 onto piece 5, right side to right side, and close the shoulder seams. Sew the bottom collar edge of piece 2 onto the back neckline of the facing (piece 5).
Neaten all the seams on the overlocker. Use the 28 mm binder attachment for unfolded bias tapes and foot 95 and bind the seams with the bias binding (side seams, shoulder seams, back center seam, bottom sleeve seams, inside edges of the facing incl. sleeve facing).
Closing the seams
Close the back center (collar seam) on the front piece.
Close the shoulder seams. Pin the darts together and steadily pin the undercollar onto the back neckline. Starting from the darts and moving outwards, close the darts and the collar seam. Iron the seam allowances toward the front center and topstitch using metallic thread.
Close the rear center seam. Iron the seam allowances open and edgestitch using metallic thread. Close the side seams.
Sew the yoke, right side to right side, onto the back piece. If necessary, bind the seam allowances and iron upwards.
Sew the facing onto the jacket and the collar, then trim, turn, iron, and edgestitch the seam allowances in stages. Topstitch the collar and front again at a width of 3 cm.
Sewing the sleeves
Turn over the the facing on the sleeve hem. Close the sleeve seams. Sew in the sleeves. Bind the sleeve insertion seams with the binder attachment.
Iron the seam allowances into the jacket and edgestitch. Topstitch the sleeve hem about 1/4" from the edge.
Sew the jacket and the sleeve facing onto the organza.
Sew the snaps on by hand.
The jacket is ready for your cocktail dress! We hope you enjoy making it!
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