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Archer Sew Along | Day 6 | Assembling the Back Views A and B

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Alright, it's time to prepare our backs, you guys all ready? We'll do View A first because there isn't much to this one. Pleat the two notches in to CB and baste across the pleat to secure. That's it! Unfortunately I lost the photo of the basted pleat in the Great Computer Fiasco of 2013 but hopefully you get the idea.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

View B is a bit more involved but it's still really easy. Place two lines of basting stitches between the notches on the top edges of the bottom back piece.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Match the notches with the upper back (right sides together) and pin the outer non-gathered edges together. Then pull your gathering threads to gather the center portion together. Arrange gathers evenly and pin in place.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Stitch along the seam. I like to do this with the gathers facing up so you can be sure they're laying straight while you go over them. No surprises.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Remove your gathering threads.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Finish your seam as desired, I serged mine. Press seam upwards.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

Topstitch the seam down at 1/4" which both looks fancy and also keeps that seam from flipping this way and that keeping the gathers looking neat and firmly pointed downwards.

Archer Sew-Along: Assembling the Backs

That's that! You can trim off those little pointy seam allowances at the edges if you like, or just serge them off when we finish the side seams. Up next - two ways to attach a yoke. Get pumped!

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