Can we get a WooHoo?

The dress is complete!  Woo Hoo!  I still have to sew on a hook and eye, still have not done that yet for this dress or the other two!!!!  Still plan to do it, but after posting this I am off to fix some dinner!

As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words so -----

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With all those flowers it is very hard to see the princess seaming, and the neckline ruffles in the photo.

B5638 Bias Binding

I cut the bias neck and armhole binding using the pattern pieces.  But instead of using the their directions for attaching, I decided to use my Simplicity Bias Taper Maker machine and create a nice bias tape.  In the photo above, I attached one side of the bias fabric using the fold created by the tape maker for sewing guide.  I then trim the seam and turned the bias fabric, pinned and then “stitched in the ditch”.  The pattern instructions have to you hand sew the bias binding; not for this girl.

B5638 Armhole bias boundThis is the pinned bias at the armhole.  The pattern has you stitch the bias binding and then turn all of the binding to the inside and then you topstitch.  Their method the bias binding does not show.  I wanted it to as a nice design feature.

B5638 Neckline ruffle and facing

Here is a close up of the neckline and ruffle.  Still hard to see. Perhaps I should have used the contrasting solid color for the ruffle. 

Sorry no photo of me wearing the dress.  I am comfortably dressed for lounging around the house and will have to save the wearing shot for another day.

I hope everyone has/had a nice Father’s Day, no matter how you celebrated.


  1. Very pretty. I love the shade of purple in the flowers. Even though the ruffle is hard to see in the pics, I'll bet it is beautifully noticeable in real life. You will look gorgeous in this dress!

  2. turned out beautiful!!

  3. Your dress turned out very nicely!

  4. Your dress looks great love your fabric choice!

  5. Such a pretty summer dress. Summer and dresses go together!

  6. Wonderful dress. You're inspiring me to try ruffles on my next sheath.

  7. Nice fabric. Same as you I am always reluctant to sew hooks and eyes.

  8. WooHoo!!! Love the purple. It's a perfect dress for a hot summer's day.

  9. I'm soo jealous...LOL! It looks great! I still have some work to do on my dress. I should be done this week....

  10. Linda,

    I got a chance to see you in this dress on the sew a long and I had to tell you how pretty this dress is. From the moment I saw the fabric I liked it and you look great in it.


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