|It's winter here, hence the boots.|
One thing that I love about this Alameda is adding piping. So I got stuck into making matching piping and below is my 'join the bias' sewing picture.
How could your motivation wane when you're using such a great rich-colour fabric?
Below is the pic of the zipper foot used to sew in the piping cord into the bias strip before sewing the piping on the edge of the skirt seam allowance.
Below is how the seam looks once the piping is sewn onto the skirt seams.
Here's what the external preparation was like.I did pin the zipper to the outside to see what version I wanted to use.
This is what I decided upon.
The inside seams were trimmed back and pinked.
The original plan was to apply an exposed zipper on the dress. I used the skirt to test constructing the exposed zipper after making the chiffon dress.
This blue fabric is light weight but very stable for applying this zipper finish so if you want to try applying an exposed zipper to Alameda, be brave and make up the skirt first.
|Twirling for joy|
Thanks for Pauline for this versatile pattern and Pitt Trading for these fabrics and notions. They're both spot on.