in which our plucky heroine adds new details to an old staple...
Am making slow but steady progress on the grey rayon popover dress. Most of the body pieces are stitched together, and while it is still flat is the best time to finish the neckline. (My hope is that continued 20 minute sessions every morning will turn into a habit of useful sewing and/or mending, which will gently renew my everyday clothing)
I had originally thought to do a simple neckline edging, and then took a look at my Pinterest wearable inspiration board... hmmmm.... the shape of the Washi Dress neckline is appealing, but I really dislike faced necklines. My initial idea was to bind the center portion, and then run the bias tape off the corners to make little bohemian ties, but then I remembered how much I dislike loose strings in the laundry, and this photo from a Japanese sewing book was a look that seemed really "summery"
This openwork was a little more tricky to do than I imagined, and
* note to self, join the final neckline bias binding at the center back, or side... not at the center front!