Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Beautiful binding

I have an order for a dress based on this one that I made for Adele.

Needing binding to complete it and wanting to use something cool without costing a fortune and importantly, avoiding the shops, I thought I'd knock some up myself. Now this isn't a new activity for me, but I have today made my longest ever piece of continuous bias binding.
Almost 20 meters worth!!! Isn't it beautiful!!!

I didn't expect it to be that long. I just kept ironing the strip that I made from about 1 meter worth of a lovely, pre-washed cotton floral. It's one of my favourite fabrics and has been put to good use. I think I paid about $5 meter for it from my local asian fabric shop and this is some of the last. Needless to say I won't be needing to make binding again for a while and EVERYTHING will be bound with this stuff :)

I'll have to post later this week about the lovely new dress that I made for myself. Unfortunately it is so grotty it needs a proper wash and iron before showing you.

Also, if you are in Sydney or more specifically the south/southwest area, the Sutherland/St George Brown Owls are catching up at Oatley Hotel. Feel free to come along and craft and chat and chat and chat and maybe craft....

1 comment:

  1. wow great work on the binding... such a pretty dress that cord is to die for


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