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SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge 2017

Bias Tape Strip Pieced Dress

May 30, 2017
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Bias Tape Dress inspired by the book the Party Dress Book. It is actually a two part construction of a skirt and top.  

Paraphrase from The Party Dress Book: “To make this dress, fabric is cut into a million strip pieces 3/8 inch wide and sewed to a backing fabric. The effect will vary depending on how much space you leave between the strips and degree of contrast between their color or prints and the base fabric.”

Rather than make a dress as in the book, I chose to make separates. I wanted the versatility of two pieces. Because I loved the fullness of the dress in the book, I used it for the circle skirt pattern. For the top, I used Simplicity 4885. I found it easier to use a pattern intended for separates and had a straight neckline. I would have had to modify the bodice of the pattern in the book. Given the time commintment of cutting the strips, and pieceing them to the fabric, I wanted to save time where I could.

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  1. User avater justinvaseur88 July 31st

    such a amazing

  2. User avater thimblebell July 15th

    Beautiful, love the detail on the third photo.

  3. Emmbunn June 13th

    I love the idea especially how you have used a haphazard way to add the binding. Simply fabulous.

  4. Emmbunn June 13th

    I love the idea especially how you have used a haphazard way to add the binding. Simply fabulous.

  5. user-6068890 June 10th

    This dress is too cute. Nice job

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