Wisconsin USA Member since 4/22/02 Posts: 99 Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 9/1/08 3:45 PM
I have the pattern pieces and the envelope but can't seem to find the instruction sheets. Just my luck! I don't want to sew up the pattern, I only want the instructions!
I made both the dress and jumper a bunch of times in the early 90's when I first started sewing. As a matter of fact, I think this may have been my very first garment. Anyway, the dress has a really nice neck edge finish using purchased bias binding. I want to use this technique on another garment but can't find the instruction sheets. If you have this pattern in your stash would you consider sending me a copy or scan of the guide sheets? Here is a scan of the pattern envelope:
I don't have this pattern, but I did want to mention Pattern Rescue as another source to try and locate a copy of the missing pattern sheet. They have a section where you can post your request. Good luck!
Minnesota USA Member since 11/11/06 Posts: 263 Skill: Advanced
Date: 9/1/08 4:15 PM
I don't have the pattern either....but maybe can help you on the bias....was it this?....take one inch bias tape iron it flat it is then about 1 and one half inches wide with the two fold overs ironed out flat ...then fold it in half and press in half...then sew it onto the garment with 3/8 inch seam raw edges matching garment raw edges and the bias tape on the right side of garment. Turn tape to inside and top stitch a scant 3/8 inch.
I would like to try this method as it sounds really easy. I assume cutting the bias at 1 and 1/2 inches would work in the same way as the bought tape. I need to make a dress that calls for facings and would rather bind the neck and armholes. Thanks for the tip.
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