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.