Kris,Carrie and I have made great progress this week! Our sewing projects are being accomplished faster than any of us have imagined. It feels wonderful to have support and encouragement to continue sewing.
I have almost completed the custom dress I have been working on since our group started. Its only been a few weeks ago I bought the fabric. It takes me forever to decide on which fabric I want, what to do with the fabric, and the longest part of finishing a project for me to to work on it; it would usually take me a month for one dress!
Here is a tutorial on using hook and eye tape, which is SO much easier than placing, and sewing on hooks and eyes on its own. I highly recommend using hook and eye tape!
Step One: with your neckline pipped, but not finished, fold the lining and fashion fabric inward. *Keep fashion fabric fold protruding the lining to cover up hooks.*
Step Two: Tuck hooks into the two fabrics, hooking them on the lining fold. *Keep the hook and eye tape connected!*
Step Three: Do the same to the other side with the eyes
Step Four: Sew hooks on the lining but catch minimum fashion fabric to it does not move.
Then complete the look by tucking, folding and sewing the pipping on your neckline and or waist!
This was one technique that I wish I knew before making my first dress and I hope you have a better look on how to use hook and eye tape!