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Tara with piping

Added Jul 21, 2010

by cequimby

Bloomington, Uni...






This is my first attempt at the Tara dress. It was also my first attempt at lining a garment and at using piping. I struggled with making everything come together neatly at the front V. I also discovered that I probably should have sewn my lining to the outside garment along the bottom of the bust.

One complaint about this that is NOT my fault (I don’t think) is that the pattern creates saggy boob. The slope of the bust line down towards the sides makes it look like things are hanging lower than they should. Maybe this could be fixed by doing all the gathering towards the middle of the bust instead of evenly along the bust line? Did anyone else have this issue?

Lessons learned -

1. Don’t use a lining material that’s heavier than your outer material. Duh.
2. Piping presser feet are awesome.

Lessons not learned -

1. How to use my rolled hem presser foot
2. patience

Material Notes

Outer is rayon, inner is cotton




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    Jul 21, 2010, 06.26 PMby djdaywalker

    It looks great! I also made this dress yesterday, but it looked like a mess. :(

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