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« on: July 19, 2008 10:18:07 AM »

I knowhow popular this pattern is, such pretty results.. so I baught it :-) I copied the pattern pieces of view E, cut the fabric and only now started to read the directions...
so I have a question already - the ribbon that I'm supposed to put around the neck... I understood I'm suppose to gather it ans stitch it, but - are there any alternatives to that? don;t have that much ribbon in the correct colour at home. and - what is the correct width of the ribbon? and last - if I got it right - I am suppose to gather a ribbon, folded on one side, and stitch it... won;t it get messed up in the washer? has anyone done it? maybe rick-rack is better?

« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008 06:33:22 PM »

I looked through 6 posts before I found one where someone actually did the ribbon (4 people skipped it all together). Anything between 1/2 and 1 inch wide should work, really. It looked like a 3/4" ribbon on the one post I saw, in the notions list is where it'll say what width ribbon is called for. If you don't have enough you could easily sew it on flat instead of ruffling it, it'll be cute either way. Smiley
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2008 11:49:09 AM »

I've made several of this pattern, I have never used the ribbon yet.  I have used piping aroundthe edges of the bodice, but I've made it plain also.  I think it is still cute as can be.  Just whatever suits your taste. 

« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2008 08:16:37 PM »

thank you all.
I decided to also skip it for my first try ( + I am using a very colorful fabric). and I don;t know how to do piping - so that's out too...
I'll show it soon (think it'll be done in two three days :-) )
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 07:24:11 AM »

Hi.  I'm one oof the few that has tackled the ribbon trim and I personally love it!


It's a pain if you don't have a ruffler foot though.  And you need about double the length of ribbon as the placement lines indicate.  I used 5/8 or 7/8 ribbon.  And it washes well!  No bleeding or fading!  The alternative is to take a strip of fabric, roll hem the sides with a serger, then gather it.  But you don't seem like you'd want to do all that either.  Plain is cute though.  You can always get an applique and put it nerar the bottom of the hem for added interest.


« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 08:14:31 PM »

it is sooo adorable! I think the ribbon adds to the dress, though it pretty also without it... my next try will be with ribbon! you have inspired me :-)
I don;t have thst foot you mentioned, not do I have a serger... but I do have a birthday soon, a good excuse to treat myself to some things :-)
yesterday I finish the dress - no extras at all, still turned out cute, but next time...

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