Thursday, November 24, 2011
I made Julie turkey dress for Thanksgiving. I used a couple pinafores she already had and layed them down on the fabric to make a pattern.
I drew about a 1/2 in bigger for seam allowance and made sure to flip the dress over to copy front and back pieces correctly. I used the light brown with leaves and acorns to line the dress.
Now before I sewed the pieces together to make the dress I made 24 of the turkey "feathers" using 2 different fabrics. I cut out a "U" shape
Sewed them right sides together leaving the top open. Turned them right side out and pressed.
Added some ric rack for fun
That was the hard part. I finished the dress just like any other pinafore pattern. I made my own bias tape to finish the bottom. I like to make my own because its cheaper and I will know it matches right that way.
I did button holes and buttons and added "gobble gobble." to the front with freezer paper and paint. I love freezer paper! if you have never done this there is a great tutorial here.
I hope you like it! it was fun to make!