This is my first attempt at piping and I didn’t realize I have a piping foot, my Bernina actually came with one! So I was using my zipper foot and trying to keep the cord close inside the fold. It is not perfect, but I was delighted to make my own piping. What piping freedom!
What compelled me to make this dress?
I love this shift dress style so much! But I don’t know how great it looks on me. Making it for my skinny 9 year old is perfect. But now I am kind of jealous. I kind of want to make this for me, if I could grade the pattern up enough. Look at those awesome pockets! It is Simplicity 1787.
What I learned –
This is my new favorite sleeve variation. I can’t wait to try it again. Please let me know if it gets old!
Rolled chiffon flowers are kind of shabby chic, and I don’t like raw edges showing, so I sewed my chiffon into a tube, but of course the stitches show through the chiffon so I’m not sure I improved the situation.