Here is my make of the week. The sewing BEE stung me and I made these adorable tier dresses/gowns after I finished my entry for the #Simplicitysewingchallenge . I made one in Blue and the other in Dark Brown/Chocolate brown. Bias binding were used to add accent to the neckline, armhole and edge of tiers/layers. I am making another dress(the same sewing pattern) with a different twist…….Will post soon.
I used fat quarters and had to neatly stitch them together into half meter or yards before cutting. I also made sure that the seams won’t be uneven when I cut or sew.
- Rotary cutter,
- Sewing pattern- Butterick See& Sew B5443
- Fabric(100% cotton)- Florals, Brown
- Simplicity bias maker electronic machine
- Sewing thread,
- Seam ripper/ Unsew- tool
- Buttons- brown,
- Sewing machine foot- buttonhole making, button sewing , adjustable bias binding foot,
- Sewing pins
- Sewing machine bobbins with thread
- Sewing machine
- Movie to watch or Craft TV, snacks and drinks to calm my nerves- laughing!
- Cut out fabric-strips( floral and plain colour) with the rotary cutter and ruler, to use for bias.
- Sewing patterns were layered on the fabrics (They were among my lost footage. I hope to replicate them again).
- I used buttons and buttonholes instead of Zip as stated in the pattern. Notice the bias binding on the armhole and neckline; Don’t they look stunning?
- The neckline has been edged with bias binding. The fabric used to make the tier/layers has been used as a bias binding on this neckline to add a define accent/embellishment to it.
- See the lovely tiers/layers! The bias binding in gave it a defined/noticeable edge whilst making it beautiful.