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« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2009 11:16:25 AM »

I am very impressed that you unpack your fabric to the laundry room, I know I should preshrink everything...but I can be a bit...um...very..slack about doing that.

My mama taught me early about that, so I just do it.  Also I tend to be a bit allergic to the sizing and such on new fabric; it makes my nose all itchy.
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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2009 01:57:57 PM »

I've just made my first strip of bias binding. My daughter (14) has grown up a bit more recently. so a dress that she wore to a wedding last year, no longer fits, It was a pretty maroon colour, so I let a panel of black into each side, flaring out a bit at the end, I used the (Dritz) 1" bias maker to make a strip that I added to the top (it has spaghetti straps)

thank you so much MistressT for inspiring me with this post...her dress looks fabulous...even better than the original. I used the bias strip and sewed it directly down without folding it over more, so it is an inch wide strip at the top...looks fab...

I used the 'sew the fabric into a tube and cut off one long strip' method, it worked really well. I have a load more black to use again...I think that you might have created a monster
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« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2009 03:17:21 PM »

I've just made my first strip of bias binding. My daughter (14) has grown up a bit more recently. so a dress that she wore to a wedding last year, no longer fits, It was a pretty maroon colour, so I let a panel of black into each side, flaring out a bit at the end, I used the (Dritz) 1" bias maker to make a strip that I added to the top (it has spaghetti straps)

thank you so much MistressT for inspiring me with this post...her dress looks fabulous...even better than the original. I used the bias strip and sewed it directly down without folding it over more, so it is an inch wide strip at the top...looks fab...

I used the 'sew the fabric into a tube and cut off one long strip' method, it worked really well. I have a load more black to use again...I think that you might have created a monster

I take no responsibility for your ensuing monstrosity!  You posted that dress mod?  If so, post the link here, please.  If not, please do and then post the link here.
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« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2009 09:06:17 AM »

OK so finally here is a (terrible!) pic of my daughter in the dress I altered for her. The bias tape is sewn directly all along the top, I didnt fold it over, just used the stretchiness to follow the line of the dress, I am not sure that you can see clearly, but I added in black panels to each side (the dress was too small for her)


I have been edging napkins, but find it uses up a lot of binding, so did two and a half and ground to a halt because I need to make more binding but becuase I just am not crazy about how the corners turn out, but if I ever get a set done, I will post more pix.
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« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2009 04:29:08 PM »

Awwww, they grow up so fast!  I bet napkins would take a lot of binding, but would be super cute!  Show 'em when you get 'em.
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« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2009 07:24:36 PM »

NAPKINS!!!!
What a perfect way to use up contrasting and coordinating bits and pieces!
So little time, so much fabric!
Or rather, Sew little time, sew much fabric!
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« Reply #56 on: October 08, 2009 02:24:32 AM »

So i finished up the napkins last night am getting better at the mitred corners, but I also realised that you dont need binding on the bias for this and in actual fact it makes it harder, without the stretch the binding goes onto the napkins with much less swearing...

will post pix later.
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« Reply #57 on: October 08, 2009 11:10:18 AM »

Ah, good to know.  Can't wait to see them! 
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« Reply #58 on: October 08, 2009 12:12:57 PM »

Ah, good to know.  Can't wait to see them! 

Me, neither.
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