Monday, August 22, 2011

Rooibos Sew-a-long: Bodice

It took me a long time to pick my garment fabric but I finally settled on a lightweight denim. I'd wanted a denim dress for Fall for awhile so I had bought a bunch of denim when it was on sale a couple months ago.
But after I'd settled on the denim I then had to decide what I wanted my piping and contrasting fabric to be. At first I'd wanted to use teal cotton, but the cotton just seamed like a strange texture choice next to the denim. I was frustrated so I went through my draw of scrap fabric and found a pretty peachy/brown/copper fabric that I had used to make a clutch out of this spring.
I was nervous about making my own piping but I don't know why. I followed this tutorial and it was super duper easy. The process was very similar to making bias tape and I think I'm going to start incorporating piping into more of my projects.
Silas bought me a serger about a month ago and I've finally had time to use it. I am thrilled with how nice the finish is on the inside of my garments. Usually when I want the inside of a dress to look nice I line it, but sometimes that makes it extra bulky. Serging the inside seams is so much easier! This is going to make a big difference in the professional feel of my pieces.
I love the little collar pieces! I need to tack mine down, though, as they don't stay folded down very well.
I can't get over how cute the piping is!
I'll have pictures from making the skirt up later this week, so stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Ohh, it's so cute! I can't wait to see the end result.

    xo,
    Em

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