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I am new-ish to sewing and even though the reviews online for New Look pattern 6876 said it was easy, I'm having difficult understanding. Please HELP!!!

I am having trouble understanding how the edges will look finished if that are seemed (steps 1-4) and also confused on the adding the back of the neck on.

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  • Karen Andersen Aug 03, 2016

    I sew a lot. Can you type exactly what the pattern is telling you to do?

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Read me what it says...word for word. I sew a lot.

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