Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Piping-A Wowzer Wednesday Addition

Wowzer Wednesday is back! This week I was working on this Blackbird Tunic by Shwin&Shwin, I was really attracted to the neckline which is great for summer. I love the open neck and big button closure. The tutorial is amazing, however my sewing skills are not up to par on this particular project. The circle neck is fairly simple the tricky part is the piping around the neckline. I have some experience in piping on baby bedding but never so small and never on clothing. I love piping on clothing. It just adds a little touch and trim that can really show your craft.

However piping can be tricky. The key is getting your seam as close to the pipe as possible without going on top of the pipe. Normally I use a zipper foot to make sure I get the seam nice and tight. Bigger pipes are obviously easier to get tight. However this project used a very small piping, the size of a shoelace. I had a lot of trouble getting the seam tight enough on the piping. If you don't get it tight enough the piping is flat and uneven. Needless to say I need some more practice.

Here is my end product. I think it turned out really cute, even though the piping isn't perfect. I really like the big button and the bright colors. The pockets are really fun too. I think that when you are creating a one of a kind piece the details like the perfect button or adding pockets are where you can show your personality.




I'm linking up HERE

10 comments:

Stephanie Hillberry said...

This dress is one of my favorites so far on a little girl! I love the collar and the pockets, and the fabric you picked was great! Thanks for sharing--

Warmly,
Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

Maggie said...

beautiful dress and the model is adorable...
Don't forget to add it to our weekly party for our readers to discover.
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/weekly-talent-search-with-linking-party.html
Thanks
Maggie

liZ evans said...

I love piping too---when I'm done putting it in. It does make clothing extra cute and it looks darling on your dress.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

Katy said...

I completely agree about the details making an outfit. I really like the mix of patterns and button closure. Very cute!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Very cute indeed. Who needs perfect? Love it!

bec @ smallbirdie.com said...

so adorable!

Katie said...

LOVE this fabric! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week. We hope you will join us again tomorrow!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

SUCH SWEET DRESSES ON A SWEET LITTLE THING. Thanks for linking them.
winks-jen

Peace Love & Poop said...

That dress is adorable! The pattern choice and those colors! I LOVE IT!

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AmieAnn said...

Beautiful! The pattern is beautiful and I am totally loving the bright and bold fabric! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!