If you have ever sewn doll clothing you know it can be challenging to manuever those small pieces. Any former Barbie doll fashionista out there? When I was young I had a collection of Barbie clothes made by an extended family member. I was appreciative of the great gifts to dress up my doll but at the time I surely didn't appreciate the effort it took to make them. Wish I had them now but alas, when I entered my teens I thought I was too old to hang on to "kid stuff."
Pardon me while I took a brief trip down memory lane. Back to the show, in this segment Emily will teach you some fast flat construction. Sewing flat as opposed to "in the round," is common technique with ready to wear and it really does speed up the sewing process for basic items like T-shirts. When done properly it can be neat looking from both the inside and the outside of the garment.
For easy and fast construction on clothing that isn't too tiny, I like to follow the flat construction method all the way up to the neckline. There, I switch to sewing in the round, which means the shoulder seams are sewn, the neckband is a complete circle, and then they are put together matching circle to circle.
I know you'll enjoy this lesson from wife, Mom, and blogger Emily. To get a beteer picuture of her experience with sewing clothes for her family I suggest you CLICK HERE and read her bio.