March 5, 2011
a Pillowcase Dress is a perfect project for a beginning sewer? - super cute, but it's only $0.25 so if you mess up it's okay. Well, I decided to take my own advice and use the March Pillowcase Dress as a way to practice my sewing skills. Yes, you all talked me into doing a St. Patrick's Day Pillowcase Dress - you win!
So what skills did I want to try out?? Bias Tape and Pin Tucking (if that's what it's called.) Ever since I saw this post on MADE, I wanted to try making bias tape. So I did - look at it in all it's glory - I'm so proud!
Then I opened up the bias tape and sewed a strip along the hem to add color down there. I was planning on appliqueing a Shamrock, but then I loved it plain with green trim for everyday wear and didn't want to make it holiday specific. So I made a shamrock out of bias tape for a hairclip. But holding it up on the dress I thought it was cute. I ended up safety-pinning it to the dress, so it's removable.
Themed dresses, in review -
Snowman, Pumpkins, Ghost, Valentine's:
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