As we have brought your attention to the ruffled neckline of the dress, Laura shares some tips on sewing it:
“For the neckline create two pieces of bias tape out of the material: A) 1-1/4 x 2 yards B) 1/2 inch single fold bias x 2 yards. Piece A is folded lengthwise, RS out. Put this folded strip through the ruffling foot, after testing several sample strips to get the right amount of tuck. Then bast this ruffled strip to the RS of the neckline, raw edges together. Piece B, single fold bias, is placed RS down on top of the ruffle and sewn at the first fold. The bias tape and ruffle are then turned to the inside of the garment (pressed/clipped) and the last step is to turn the second fold of the bias under and slip stitch, again to the inside of the garment”
As you know sewing for us is not just some hobby but a part of our life. For Laura it is even more than that:
“I took up sewing to deal with a pain condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. To have fun recognition like this does more for me than you can imagine!"