Sunday, March 25, 2012

argyle dress concept part 4: almost done

I feel like I've been working on this dress forever.
It's only been 10 days since I had the idea for this dress.

Thanks again for all your voting on the sleeves vs no sleeves issue.
I decided, sleeveless, collarless, but YES YES YES to piping.
Which I made myself for the very first time today.

Ok, so here's where it's at now.
argyle dress concept:  pretty much done
What's left to do?
The hem is horrible.  I will be ripping that out tmw night.  and rehemming.  And I need to iron the CB seam. and maybe fix the piping on the sleeves so that they are the same width?  The piping on the left armhole is not as wide as the piping on the right armhole.  I used the same cording so I must not have sewn as closely with my zipper foot on the right armhole.  You can see too the left armhole got a little stretched out....

argyle dress concept:  pretty much done
Here's a closeup of the neckline.
argyle dress concept:  pretty much done
My very own homemade piping:
piping I made myself.  yea!
More gory details later.
For now it's time for bed!
Be well!


  1. Great idea about using the piping.

  2. If you take the piping out add a strip of tricot fusible to the armhole, that will stop the stretching when you add the piping back in.

    BTW, I really like the dress collarless, sleeveless and with the piping! Great job!

  3. It's looking good, and I'm glad you chose sleeveless too!! Have a great week.

  4. Piping is a nice touch and sleeveless was definitely the right choice. Fabulous dress!!

  5. I think that's a cute as heck dress! And thank you for your encouragement during my yucky illness!

  6. I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Details about the award can be found on my blog.

  7. I enjoy your blog, and have just passed the Leibster Award onto you on my blog...enjoy!!!

  8. Piping was a great choice. Makes the dress look professionally finished.


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