Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Baby Dress Tutorial---Part 2

Dear friends,

I am extremely sorry for leaving the baby-dress tutorial incomplete. We will see Step 4 and 5 today.

Step 4:

Now we need to cut some cross-grain strips of contrasting fabric (I have used a pink color fabric) for piping the sleeves, neck, and the center front and bottom hemlines. To cut these strips, draw slanting lines of equal width (1 1/2 inches) as shown in the image below.

Then cut out the strips. The strips will look like these.

Step 5:

There are two ways to pipe the edge of a fabric. We will use the first method for piping the sleeves. Take a cross-grain strip. Fold it in half and attach it to the right side of the sleeve hemline.

Fold the attached strip inward on the wrong side of the sleeve and hem such that the piping is visible outside, as in the image below.

Here is the dress with both sleeves piped.

We will see the next method of piping in the next post.

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