The 1870s Carriage Gown is a ten-part project of blog posts. The Plan is outlined on this blog post.
Welcome!! to Part 2 of the Carriage Gown Project which I now call the Cupcake Gown. Inspired by cupcakes I baked, decorated, and happily ate this past spring.
Once I'm satisfied with the gathering of one half I will pin it firmly to the marking on the upper sleeve and repeat everything for the other half.
Knowing that the gathers are in the correct position for seam placement since I marked the upper sleeve, I can sew directly over the gathers on the outside. The upper sleeve and ruffle are sewn wrong sides together and the seam raw edge is encased when the upper sleeve is pulled through after sewing. Don't worry if this sounds confusing. The pattern has a great diagram and as you see the pieces it makes sense.