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SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge 2017

Bias Tape Strip Pieced Dress

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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. Delica | | #1

    This dress is too cute. Nice job

  2. Emmbunn | | #2

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

  3. Emmbunn | | #3

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

  4. thimblebell | | #4

    Beautiful, love the detail on the third photo.

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    justinvaseur88 | | #5

    such a amazing

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