Press up 5/8" along bottom of garment. My garment hem is straight. If your hem is curved, begin the pressing at the side seams where the curve needs extra pressing attention.
|Note use of a "hump jumper" at the bulky seam intersections. This tool costs a couple dollars. Alternatively, use a rolled scrap of fabric to make your own jumper.|
Press 5/8" to inside on unnotched long edge of each Front Band.
Stitch 5/8" from raw edges.
The garment body is now complete. Sleeve and Collar work remain. We will do sleeve work before collar work to minimize handling of the finished neckline, however it is not an error to set the collar prior to the sleeve.