Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vogue 1127 - Part 4 - The Bias Binding for the Jacket

Quite honestly even though the pattern had a piece for making bias binding strips, in my heart of hearts I just didn't want to use it.  At first I told myself that it would give the garment a more cohesive look...the bias binding matching either the fashion fabric or the underlining...but I wasn't really sold.

So the project sat...and I moved on.  I even checked a few trim stores in NYC for pre-made bias binding and no go there either!  BTW, why does M&J have such a small (and I mean small!) selection of pre-made bias binding?  And the colors of gray satin bias binding at Daytona and another little trim store that I looked at didn't work either.

Then last weekend when I was digging around in the drawer full of pre-cut bias rolls that I bought from Fabric Mart about 10 years ago (and one of the best buys I ever made from them!) to make some bias binding for the VOT Dress, I found this roll:





To say that I was a little excited would be an understatement! *LOL*  All week I've been waiting for the time to turn this roll into bias binding.  I even fell asleep yesterday evening on the bus home dreaming about how to apply the bias binding to not only the jacket but the accompanying dress.

I am soooo inspired that I got up this morning, put up the ironing board and commenced to making yards and yards of bias binding:




Here is a sneak peek of the finished bias binding on the cut out pieces of fabric:




I'm off to spend the rest of the afternoon working on the jacket...and no, I haven't forgotten about finishing up the VOT Dress.  I can do both this weekend.  Also, if I'm diligent, I may just get the dress that accompanies the jacket started too!

Did I mention that I'm so excited and inspired!  *LOL*  I'm off to sew and as always...more later!

9 comments:

  1. How fun to find treasures hidden among one's "stuff". Gives a whole new meaning to "stash". And aren't you glad you have it?

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  2. How nice you have ready access to those things? The only premade bias binding I find are Wrights and some for quilts. I need to investigate online.

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  3. Just wanted to let you know I just found your blog and really love all the things you post about. I'll definately be back!

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  4. It does look good together...grrrrreat find :)

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  5. Wow! what a great match! It's great having a stash of fabric and notions. It can be like Dorothy in Oz--I have everything I need at home! :)

    Rose in SV

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  6. How exciting! I love the bias strip fabric. Hope it worked out.

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  7. OH how fabulous. I always admire your stash of notions. Can't wait to see.

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  8. So fabulous. Yards and yards and yards...and yards of something that goes with your project. Congrats and enjoy the serendipity!

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  9. Isn't it fabulous to find such a handy thing in the stash!

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