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Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 3:50:31 PM   
MoDo


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Hello Ladies! Almost finished with my DGD's Easter dress! However, since I forgot to order entredeux (Luc was out), it seems I've run out of it . I was able to salvage some from the "Easter-dress-that-wasn't" from last year, but not enough. Now that I'm at the place where I'm supposed to put entredeux and lace around the neckline, I need to come up with something else. So, I thought I'd ask for opinions. Do y'all think it would be better to just put bias binding around the neck and call it done, or would it look nice to put some lace edging, then the bias binding? Here's the yoke (sorry about the poor photo):



I'm going to go treat myself to some ice cream while pondering this situation . All opinions are welcomed!
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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 4:14:21 PM   
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Can you find someone with a hemstitcher? Also, my Babylock sewing machines have a stitch that when done with a wing needle, looks very much like hemstitching. Wish I were closer, MoDo, since I have an old hemstitching machine.

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 4:58:13 PM   
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I think I'd do the lace plus bias binding...but whatever you decide, that is one lovely dress!

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 8:10:59 PM   
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I'm sure I can find some in my stash and get it in the mail to you on Monday. I even have some blue and pink. Just let me know. Otherwise, I agree with Grammie, lace and bias band would be nice. Did you pintuck the yoke, it really looks nice?

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 9:20:34 PM   
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Thanks for responding, Ladies!

Neva--Not only do I not know anyone with a hemstitching machine, I don't even know anyone around here that sews! I mean, there must be folk who do because I always see people buying fabric at Jo-Ann's, but no one in my circle of acquaintances has ever mentioned it.

Grammie--Lace and bias binding is surely a good option.

Gillie--Thank you for your generous offer! I don't want to put anyone out, though. I'll decide tomorrow whether to use just bias binding or to add edging lace. Yes, I did pin tuck the front yoke. I also added some pin tucks to the sleeves and on the skirt. When I finish, I will post photos. Thank you for the compliment .

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 10:29:26 PM   
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MoDo can you do bias then bridgeing or faggotting stitch and lace or spaghetti bias?



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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 10:41:31 PM   
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I vote for the lace and bias binding, too. That dress is beautiful. Your DGD will be delighted. You deserve another ice cream!!

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/18/2017 11:05:40 PM   
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Lace and skinny bias binding get my vote too...easy, beautiful, and comfortable for the little one. Such a sweet confection, your pintucks are gorgeous.

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/19/2017 2:49:22 PM   
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Do you have Carol Ahles' book Fine Machine Sewing? She shows how to achieve the look of entredeux with a machine pinstitch...

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/19/2017 7:39:29 PM   
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Woohoo!! Problem solved!! I was trying to find my Bible highlighter pens this morning, so went searching throughout the house. As I moved some papers around on the desk in my sewing room I found a piece of entredeux that's about 3" long!! I already had a piece about 2" long and one about 9" long, so by putting them together I should have just enough to go around the neckline!! Moral of the story: Never throw away small pieces of lace ! (Another moral of the story: Start buying lace before you need it !!!)

Thank you so much for all of your suggestions!! God is kind to me! I should have the dress finished tomorrow, then stitch up the slip. Photos soon!!

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/19/2017 8:54:18 PM   
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Woohoo! Glad you found those tiny pieces to make it work. Beautiful

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/20/2017 6:20:14 AM   
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I know one thing, I have no clue what all of you are talking about. But that is one adorable little dress and just the thought of making an "Easter" dress makes me happy. I haven't heard one person say "I am making an Easter dress" in many, many years. I think that is very sad! I don't think people in this area of the country even wear pretty items let alone sew them. Looking at the toddler/baby items in the store, not many are frilly and delicate. And the colors are awful. So I am really pleased to read this post. Since I am clueless on all these lacey terms, I will vote for another dish of ice cream. There will be one lucky little girl getting that dress.

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/20/2017 11:52:27 AM   
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I thought I would post this as it reminds me of the gathering question you asked. It may help with the lace to entredeux. http://www.marthapullen.com/sewing-tips/tiger-tape-tip On keeping small pieces, I use the small plastic containers that "flushable wipes came in a few years ago. I keep small pieces of lace, ribbon and pieces of piping, mostly for doll clothes. http://www.marthapullen.com/sewing-tips/tiger-tape-tip

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/20/2017 12:37:14 PM   
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Gillie many years ago one of the fabric stores we only had 2 at the time were closing shop I didn't hear about the sale until late in the game..... so I was there looking at what was left and very picked over and found this stuff on a roll made by SINGER that I had no idea what it was used for..... hey that did hot stop me from putting 2 yes 2 in my basket... it was 2 rolls of tiger tape about the diameter of a CD - yes 2 lifetime supplies and I think they were 50 cents each... how can you pass up something that costs 50 cents and it is for sewing - I just thought I will figure it out later.....
Thanks so much for posting a link on how to put this into action

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/20/2017 2:57:13 PM   
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Glad I could help, Shirley. lol You know I have one roll in my sewing machine draw, never used but I am sure someone said I needed it. Of course, I have never needed it. If I can only remember when I am sewing lace to entredeux. I don't do it much anymore as the youngest is 15.

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RE: Seeking Opinions - 3/20/2017 4:17:10 PM   
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Now that I think back, I believe it was Linda S. who told me about the taping method to keep gathers together for sewing. It helped greatly! Now that I've tried using three basting rows, though, I think it's a better solution. I can see, however, that the tape would help in situations where you don't use basting rows, as in keeping lace gathered. I shall have to give that a try. Thanks, Gillie!

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