If you are new to my blog, you can catch up on my Smocked Bishop Tutorial by starting here.
To make it easier for you who are using the Children's Corner Bishop pattern, I am going to follow their exact instructions, which I hope will make pattern printed instructions a little clearer to understand for those who are new to making a smocked bishop dress.
Bishop Placket Instructions
I cut the pattern out using the selvage edge - I don't always do this, because I usually like to have a prettier edge on the inside of the garment, than what you see here, but to follow the instructions on the pattern, I cut it on the selvage edge, as shown.
Step 1: With right sides together, pin center back seam from marked dot to bottom of dress.
Step 2: Stitch a 1" seam from marked dot to bottom of dress.
Step 3: Press seam open
Step 4: Clip fabric on right side to marked dot
Step 5: Turn under 1/2" of lap and press
Step 5: Whip stitch selvage edge from marked dot up to neck edge
Step 6: Lap will extend 1/2" to left side - whip-stitch lapped edge to left side
Step 7: Finished whip-stitched placket should look like this
Step 7: Press under on the right side of opening as shown
Step 7: Once overlapped, your finished placket should look like this!
My next blog post will be attaching the bias neck edge. I hope you enjoyed the bishop placket instructions. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.