So this is how I do my velcro closures.
I have small rolls of hooks and loops. I cut off rectangular pieces about 1/4" wide. I just cut them by eye. I always do the hooks first.
|The skirt and bodice pieces come from The 18" Dress: A Lined Bodice.|
The strips you can DIY or buy all the pattern pieces ready to go as FF26 Ruffle Party Dress.
|The 1/4" width was just right for my piping. You peel the paper|
off then fold the fabric around the cord.
|I used my zipper foot to get close to the cord.|
|I had to shave off a fraction of my piping raw edge to|
make it 1/4" wide. Pin it around the armhole matching
the raw edges of the piping and the armhole. You need to stitch
|Step 4: Stitch the lining to the bodice at the armholes and down|
the back edges. Stitch over the stitching you did to attach the
| I find it easier to turn through the neck opening. You just|
need to be careful not to stretch it. You can top stitch the armholes
after you do the side seams if you like.
|Step 4: Fold under the ends of the ruffle so it is flush with the|
back edges. I just took out a few pins near the ends. I stitched
across then trimmed the end close to the stitching.
|Stitch the binding to the right side of the neck. |
Fold it up and fold in the ends
|After trimming the neck seam fold the binding to the back.|
|You are pinning and stitching on the right side but you need|
to make sure the edge of the binding just covers the stitching
line on the wrong side.
|Stitching on the ribbon. I was trying to keep the bulk|
to a minimum but I think next time I will overlock the ruffle
edge first, then stitch the ribbon on.
|My fraying edge was very close to the stitching and caused|
me a bit of strife in a few places. I folded the ribbon over to
enclose the raw edge. I pressed it from the fabric side on a
rayon setting so I wouldn't melt the ribbon.
|I put my ruler at the bottom and lined up the ribbon edge|
with the ruler edge to keep it at 1/2" above the hem edge all
the way along. I used quite a few pins.
|Leave the thread tail and tuck it up and secure it with|
a few stitches of narrow zig zag.
|Even up the tails and do the hem on the end you cut off.|
|You don't need to do this but it hid all the thread tails. I couldn't find|
my fray check. I suggest using it on the corners.
|You can fiddle around and move the knot so you hide the|
stitches that secure the bow. I just did a few zig zags on zero