I will be making the dress for my little one, Kate. I measured her chest and she is about 21 inches. I will cut out the 3T size for her.
|Pattern pieces taped together|
|What project is ever completed without any helpers?|
|The bodice with shoulder seams pressed. The pins are to let me know that this is the bodice and not the lining (since I used the same fabric for both!).|
|Slight gathers on the skirt|
|The skirt pieces attached to the bodice|
|Sewing the lining down over the skirt seam|
Next, we apply the bias binding. I used single-fold for this project. You can use either single-fold or double-fold. I didn't want the checks going a different way at the edges, so by using single-fold, I simply folded it under the edges, hiding it. If you have your bodice in one color and the skirt in another, it's cute to use double-fold in the bodice color. I make my own binding, but you can use whatever you want!
Attach the binding to the armholes first. Remember to turn up the starting end so that you have a nice clean end when you fold it under. Next, put the binding on the hem of the tunic or dress. There's no need to fold under the edges here. Finally, attach the binding to the vertical back side of the dress. Here, you will fold both ends of the binding.
|Attaching the binding to the hem|