I am still working on the bodice portion of this dress. Click this sentence to see the beginning of the project.
I pinned the bias strip to the neck edge:
... and then I pinned it some more:
The bodice front edge seemed to be longer than the bias, so I eased it on. I think it's to prevent gaping at the front, but I will soon find out:
After stitching the neckline, the seam was pressed flat, then open, with the seam allowances pressed towards the bias strip:
The bias strip was turned around the seam allowances to the right side and pinned:
I tried to make the fold of the bias strip cover the previous seam when I pinned it in place:
I used a lot of pins to hold the bias in place so I could topstitch it:
This is the stitching in progress:
When I remember, I try to take a picture of my stitch settings in context.along with what I'm doing. I will need to remember how to do this when I get to the armhole finish:
The edge stitching did not always go completely over the first stitching, as seen from the inside:
The outside stitching is mostly even:
When all that was done, I steam pressed the neckline:
I want to test fit the bodice before I continue.