Despite all of my lamentations regarding clean finishes on this garment, I have made some progress! Here is the back pieces, pinned nicely on my dress form.
|Sorry for the lack of ironing on these. I just wanted to get pictures up pronto!|
I'm in love with the piping so far. My zipper foot likes to sew alongside of it, but not so much on top of it. I made this piping from fabric that I have a ton of and want to get rid of it (if I had followers on this blog, I would suggest a scrap stash giveaway, but as of now, I have no one to take me up on it. =P). Here are a few things that made this piping a piece of cake.
- Use a zipper foot. It makes a huge difference in how close you can get to the actual cording for making the piping
- Even though it's an extra step, sew the piping to one of the pieces of fabric first. It's one of those "longcuts" that really is a shortcut. It allows you to have more control so the piping doesn't move around
- Sew piping on before sewing any seams. Otherwise, when you trim the piece of piping, you'll get frayed ends...sew it along the whole side, especially past the seam allowance.