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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2010 06:16:15 PM »

i love it! i have a shirt with beige and white and your dress reminds me of it (i'll have to set it out for work tomorrow) Smiley

echoing other commenters, which pattern did you use?


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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2010 09:48:45 PM »

Hi! Love the dress!
Re your zippers, I have a method that works for me, if your interested.
First I stitch the dress shut, with a long stitch, like as if there where no zip, and its just a seam.
Then I lay the zip along the seam and pin. I leave the zip zipped shut.
Then using a zipper foot, it has a tiny foot just in the middle or sometimes on one side, I stitch as close to the seam as possible, and I start BELOW the zipper toggle, is that the word?
when I get to the bottom, I stitch across  and then stitch up the other side to almost the top.
Then I unpick the seam of the dress, that is hiding the zip, slide the toggle lower to allow me to fold the top of the zipper and sew,( the top).
Hopefully, having sewn the zip with the dress sewn shut, your seams should be flat and even.
Hope that helps!

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2010 11:33:06 AM »

The dress is lovely and I especially love the added detail of the piping!  The length is a good one for that silhouette!

For most dresses, I prefer a lapped zipper instead of a centered one. No matter, I always baste the seam closed first! Keeps everything flat and hides the zipperteeth. Great tips scrappysue!

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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2010 12:35:45 PM »

I always enjoy the cute things you make. Did you use and invisible zipper or a regular one? I think regular zippers are much easier than invisible ones, but of course don't look as nice. I'm familiar with ScrappySue's method but I prefer to just put the zipper straight in, sewing on the inside of the two seams so that stitching doesn't show.

I think piping is so much easier than making bias tape! I could do that all day, but bias tape is definitely a task. But admit it, now that you've gone to the trouble of figuring out how to do it you love the way it looks so much that you're going to use piping again! It is very sharp. Piping and a bias cut garmet, does it get any better than that?

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010 12:41:32 PM »

Do you have an invisible zipper foot? I like to use those when putting in a side zipper.  I agree--piping is way easier for me than bias tape as well...and I think it gives a lot of depth!

I can't wrap my head around how you do your zipper julibooli!  Next time you do it, take a pic! What does the finished zipper look like?

« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2010 02:59:55 PM »

That is super cute! I have a few vintage patterns that I've been meaning to get around to and you have given me some  inspiration. I'd love to know what your pattern is!
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2010 04:07:21 PM »

i think it looks cute!
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2010 05:44:25 PM »

Very cute and feminine, love it with the slippers Wink
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2010 06:57:22 PM »

So CUTE!  I'm not a dress person so much.  But that is really cute!  I like it this way..but it would work with a petty coat too
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2010 02:15:06 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!  Unfortunately, I can't tell you what the pattern number is because half of my stuff is in storage right now, including all my patterns.  Sad  I used a regular zipper because I did not have an invisible.  Thanks for the zipper insertion idea, Scrappy Sue!  I'll definitely try that.  Smiley

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