Wednesday, 17 August 2011

New Look 6936, Sewing Bias Binding

Week 5.


My Temporary Pin Cushion Till My Magnetic Pin Case Arrives!

Today was my fifth dressmaking class, but fourth week working on the New Look 6936 (first week I got measured and did some practice on my machine).

As mentioned in my last post, I was up to sewing the bias binding around the neck. The binding is suppose to neaten up the edges around the neck. It was quite easy to stitch in a straight line, it was a bit tricky around the curves, but I managed.


Binding.

Binding (reverse side).

The stitching is a bit dodgy here, but I didn't bother unpicking it. Adds character :)

Bias Binding.

After I sewed the bias binding on to the collar, I put the skirt and the top together. At the moment it looks like a kimono! I am making a size 8, and it is huge!


Close up.
New Look 6936.

I tried the dress on at class, and with  a little elastic to gather in under the bust, it looks alright. When I wear this, I will be wearing it with a big belt. 

My dressmaking tutor keeps emphasizing that the style of this dress is loose and shapeless.

Next week I will be inserting the elastic under the bust and shortening the hem.



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