Rockin’ Blue Dress

I finally finished this gorgeous dress that I said I’d make way back in April.  I’d had it mostly done for a while and it turned out to be too big, so I had to rip out the back seam and take it in a bit before putting the zipper in.  Now it fits great though!  (Please excuse the it’s ten pm and I’ve been paking  boxes for the last two hours hair.  Thanks.)

Speaking of zippers – I have to show off my zipper skillz.   I don’t remember when I learned this technique, but I love it.  Basically, I baste closed where I want the zipper to be and press open the resulting seam.  I align the zipper with the seam and pin securely in place.  Using the zipper foot for my machine, I sew one side of the zipper down (with it zipped up), taking care to sew parallel to the seam.  I then re-pin the zipper so the un-sewn side lays flat and sew it down as well.  Then, I just rip out the basted seam and it’s done and the zipper is hidden from view.  Like this (also notice how nice the ribbon lined up – I was pumped about that!):

Also, it’s hard to see from the picture above, but there are these pretty pleats in the front – here’s a close-up view:


2 Responses to “Rockin’ Blue Dress”

  1. 1 Barbie Turner July 23, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    wow nice dress.. i like the color and the design.

  2. 2 Lush/Cash July 24, 2008 at 12:59 am

    that looks great on you! the color and cut are perfect! excellent job!


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