I'm scratching my head a little bit over those instructions...huh????? Please clarify a bit. So there something attaches to the bodice at the bottom? If so, I think you would sew up one side seam, across the top (including the straps), and down the other side seam, leaving the bottom open. Then you can just turn right side out, freeing the straps.
Try reading ahead in the instructions...what happens with the bottom of the bodice. I bet that bottom seam isn't sewn just yet...it is sewn when you attach the other piece "also have the bottom to attache to the bodice ready..." I bet the answer lies a bit further ahead in the instructions. If that lower seam is sewn now (and you managed to turn it right side out
) how would it be attached to the bottom you mentioned?
Sometimes these patterns just make us think much harder than I like! I'm making a really cute dress right now, and I've thoroughly confused myself. Now, I know once I actually start this step it will make sense, but I got mad and quit last night. There will be a serged seam where I don't want a serged seam...I am pretty sure I could enclose that seam, but surely there is a reason to be told to do it the way the instructions say. The instructions are very detailed...but right now I just don't see the logic.