The Alameda skirt is very pretty and this skirt and top fabric is courtesy of Pitt Trading. The wrap top is New Look as I know this top works for me.
|It’s winter here, hence the boots.|
I chose these strong colours because they’re quiet warm and striking.
One thing that I love about this Alameda is adding piping. So I got stuck into making matching piping and below is my ‘join the bias’ sewing picture.
How could your motivation wane when you’re using such a great rich-colour fabric?
Below is the pic of the zipper foot used to sew in the piping cord into the bias strip before sewing the piping on the edge of the skirt seam allowance.
Pining the finished piping onto the skirt seam allowance was a bit nerve wracking but very doable. The plan to have a great finish on this skirt (and the dress earlier) worked well.
Below is how the seam looks once the piping is sewn onto the skirt seams.
You’ll also notice I’ve ironed on strips of interfacing to prepare the centre back seam for an exposed zipper. Only the metal teeth were exposed this time and not the full zipper tape.
I did pin the zipper to the outside to see what version I wanted to use.
This is what I decided upon.
The inside seams were trimmed back and pinked.
The original plan was to apply an exposed zipper on the dress. I used the skirt to test constructing the exposed zipper after making the chiffon dress.
This blue fabric is light weight but very stable for applying this zipper finish so if you want to try applying an exposed zipper to Alameda, be brave and make up the skirt first.
|Twirling for joy|