First of all I'm very excited to present something here on my blog that I have just made...actually did the last stitches earlier today.
And then I better give some kind of explanation to those of you who does not know what Project Run & Play is....a month ago I was one of them. You can check out their website here: Project Run & Play. In a few words it's a online competition for bloggers who are sewing children's clothes and each season 8 bloggers are invited to compete. BUT there is also a sew-along-competition where everyone can upload their bid to their flickr group on the theme of the week.
So I decided to try out the sew along competition and see what happens but missed the first week because of a lovely throat inflammation - yuck!
So here we are at week two with a much better throat, the theme is sports wear and I have made this sweat shirt dress with a wavy yoke, front placket with snaps and a hut.
The materials are stretch cotton jersey (navy and stripe), cotton navy rib and coral cotton quilting fabric (okay, try saying that after a couple of glasses of wine).
Further down there will be a mini tutorial though for hemming the dress with a wide bias binding that includes a lille piping - two-in-one-hemming in other words!
|These were the pattern parts I started with....I thought I was going to make a sweat shirt and later some pants....but decided to make a dress during the sewing process. Very typical me to do something like that.|
|Back side of pocket.|
|Sewing on the placket.|
The last stitch on the placket.
|Iron the seam allowance up inside the dress.|
|Now bend the bias binding so that like 2-3 mm are sticking out under the hem and iron so that the piping is easier to sew.|
|Stitch the piping exactly where the bias binding has been sewed on the dress.|
|Iron the other side of the bias binding with your preferred seam allowance (mine 1 cm) so you are ready for last stitch that will finish the hem.|
|Stitch the bias binding to the dress.|