June 24, 2010

Jessica's new dress

And this is the third dress I made shirring the  top.  It comes together as I go along.  I didn't intend to have the little ruffle at the waist, I just thought it was cute and didn't like to cut it off.
I did gather the skirt with the elastic in the bottom bobbin, so I wouldn't have to bother with a zipper.  And then I joined both pieces with elastic in the bottom bobbin as well.
One more tip:  I found my electronic home super sewing machine with the drop-in bobbin wasn't thrilled sewing the elastic, I took it to work, and used a commercial heavy duty machine, where you insert the bobbin from underneath.
The other dresses will have to wait for a photo until I catch the princess in them.
I was told that she wore the one I made yesterday to the last day of school.

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  1. Ruth, you are amazing...
    This is soooo cute and you make it sound like a walk in the park :)
    Be sure to show the others when you can..