today i decided to make a fun little art smock for my niece, who loves painting. i followed the pattern from one yard wonders, and everything was going splendidly until it came time for the dreaded bias tape. all in all i’d say about 80% of it is great, but when you miss a little piece or you botch a corner…well it doesn’t matter that 80% is good, because it’s 100% ruined. now the decision is…do i start totally over or do i try to salvage the pieces and just redo the bias?
also i need to make a closure on the back – i was thinking about making a ribbon tie with the accent fabric from the pocket on the front. any other ideas?
here you can see the corner, which is terrible. (the photo isn’t that good either, i couldn’t for the life of me get a good shot that wasn’t blurry).
the last picture shows what it looks like when you miss a piece of the fabric all together. i played with it for a while until i just got frustrated. anywhoo, i learned a few things about working with bias tape and will definitely need more practice!!
fabric: arianna daisy diva in gold/turquoise and arianna sunburst in olive/gold, both by jennifer young for benartex. all fabric was purchased at scrappygirlshoppe.
I consulted with a few of my sewing mentors… They all claim that this was an advanced project and I did great as a beginner. I hope this wasn’t just an attempt to make me feel better. They also said that 1. the recipient will probably never notice or care about the icky mistakes (I did pull it apart for the photo), and 2. I could just redo the gap using a zig zag stitch to lock in the previously stitched section. I do think there is a need to practice more with bias tape because I found some helpful tutorials online that use it differently from what I did. I’ll keep you updated!