This is part three of the first communion dress project… also known as “how to recycle your wedding dress”
I created some piping:
Then I started sewing. At this point I am following the instructions in the pattern.
Here is the first seam:
I zig-zagged the edge to keep it from fraying.
As I mentioned in my last segment I have purchased satin for the sides and sleeves. You can see the two fabrics here:
There is just an ever so slight difference. I am still not really stressing of it, so far it looks fine to me.
One thing that I have been concerned over is the embroidery getting clipped in the new seams. You can see this happening here:
In addition to the weird shading thing my flash on my camera is doing you can see where the embroidery is caught in the seam.
To fix this I am embroidering over the seam, recreating the flowers that are sewn through.
Part four – the zipper (eeeek!)