Feb 10, 2015

Peggy Sue Dress Sewing Pattern, Sew-A-Long Day 2

> Welcome back for Day 2 of the Little Lizard King Sewalong - Peggy Sue Dress/Tunic > > Plan for Day 2: Cutting and Starting your Bodice > > *So if you are ready with your Beverage and snack of choice, lets get STARTED!!! > > Cutting: > > Grab your pattern and cut that baby out!: Front Bodice (liner and main), Back bodice (2 main and 2 liner), bib, ruffle for the bib, sash and rectangles for skirt (don't cut them into circles yet-that is left for day 4) > > IMG_9363 > > Bodice: > > 1) Grab your center sash piece and fold the top over 1/4" > > IMG_0987 > > 2)Place Wrong side of Sash on top of Right side of Front Bodice- Top Stitch > > IMG_0993 IMG_1001 > > My Favorite Foot to use is the #10 edging foot. I have a Berninia Sewing machine (Love it!) So if you don't have one go check out if your machine has a similar foot. I don't know how I sew without it! > > Bib: > > 3)Grab your Ruffle piece take it to the Ironing Board fold in half lengthwise and iron it. > > IMG_1002 IMG_1005 > > 4) Ruffling the Ruffle Piece: > > There are several ways you can ruffle: Ruffle Foot, 2 rows of basting stitch, Serger or Zig Zag/thread method. I have used every method and for me personally I like the ruffle foot. For small areas of ruffling I like to use the basting stitch method. I will me using my ruffle foot on this Sewalong. You can adjust the depth of the ruffle and how many ruffles on your fabric piece. You could do a test piece but I don't typically do that. I usually just cut the piece longer then asked to assure I have enough fabric. > > IMG_1011IMG_1010IMG_1009IMG_1016 > > 5) Take your ruffled fabric and place on top of the right side of bib matching raw edges. Pin in place and sew using 1/2" Seam Allowance (SA). > > IMG_1020 IMG_1023 > > Option: Ric Rack material > > 6)Flip ruffle out and iron > > IMG_1029 > > Bodice: > > 7) Next let take the bib and center it directly on top of the front bodice, Wrong side of Bib to Right side of bodice > > IMG_1033 > > 8)Pin and Top stitch the bib to the bodice (great time to use your edging foot) > > IMG_1036 > > 9) take a minute, grab your drink or cupcake and look at your beautiful top coming together. :) :) :) > > **Options: This would be the time you can add embroidery, buttons, trim, etc to the front. Just don't forget the 1/2" SA at the neckline (mine does NOT show that- shame on me!) > > IMG_1044 > > Ok, moving on... Put the wine down Ladies! > > 10) Grab the front bodice and both back bodice pieces. With right sides together match the shoulder at sew using 1/2" SA. > > IMG_1048 IMG_1050 > > 11) Repeat with Front and Back lining > > 12)Iron the seams open > > IMG_1053 > > That is it for Day 2! Please Share and use #PSSAL > > -Alexis Show details What's New


Lisa P said...

What setting do you put your ruffler on and how much longer did you cut your piece?

Lisa P said...

Oops thought of another question. How to you finish the bib if you don't want a ruffle or Rick Rac?