Wednesday, 19 March 2014
A Tip from an Old Pattern
This is one of the old dress patterns that I have stored away in my cupboard. I made a dress from it a few years ago, and learnt a very handy tip from it. The bodice has a seam allowance of over an inch - I can't remember how wide exactly - and the instructions say that when sewing the skirt to the bodice, the edge of the skirt should be well below the edge of the bodice.
This explains why on my last post about the little red dress that I am making, the skirt and bodice are not tacked edge to edge.
Once the seam has been machine stitched, all you need to do is fold over the bodice seam allowance and enclose the raw edges. It is much less fuss and less bulky than using bias binding.
All I have left to do on the dress now are the buttonholes, buttons and hem...
Linking up today with Connie's blog Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday
and Kelly's blog My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday