Link to this Frock by Friday with this button!1. If you are doing the Modcloth version, then you must download this alteration I made for the bib piece. There are two pdfs. Download the files here.
Thank you to Claire for resizing them for me!
There are two pdfs. Save them. Print them out and paste them together. There should be a bit of overlap for you to go by. i included a 3" test square to make sure you have printed it at the right size. Then cut it out.
It is made for the smallest size but if you are using a different size then follow these steps (if you want to be sure it fits try doing a muslin version first. Pin it to your dress and change fit if needed before you cut your lace.)
a. measure your bodice neckline
b. make bib neckline wider according to the measurement of the bodice neckline of your dress.
c. do the same for the back
2. If you are using lace that needs to be finished on the edges do so now. See picture to left to know where you need to finish (ie neckline and armholes).
See my tutorial on how to finish lace.
I was so pleased with the way mine turned out. Better than I could have hoped.
3. If you are doing the lazy version (like me) sew the back two pieces of the lace, right sides together.
If you are sewing in buttonloops and buttons follow these steps:
a. cut a strip of fabric 1"x11".
b. fold longways, right sides together and stitch 1/4" in.
c. turn right side out using a loop turner or safety pin.
d. Wrap tube around one button leaving 1/2" to pinch.
e. Cut out the correct number of strips for the amount of buttons you are going to use.
f. finish the back of the lace the same way you did the neckline and armholes.
g. Evenly space button loops and pin on center back 1/4" from edge.
h. Sew them to back. Trim extra loop material.
i. sew on buttons to the other side of the back matching up to loops.
4. Then sew the lace to the dress, right sides together. Clip curves.
DONE FOR TODAY!