Fun With Dots - Part 5
I've finally got the collar finished and on the dress. It is not 100% finished, as I still have the interior hand work to do, which I show a bit later in the post.
Here are the pieces for the front of the collar, left and right:
Once the bound buttonholes are done, (tutorial here), then the pieces are joined to the back, faced, trimmed and turned to the right side. The whole unit is attached to the neck edge, right side up, on the outside. The neck edge is finished with bias binding, which is turned to the inside and hand stitched in place. This is a really nice finish, very clean and smooth on the inside. You can see this in the instructions below. This is the same method that I used to finish the neck of the BOH coat and dress.
Below you can see that the binding is pinned in place, waiting for me to find the time to sit down and finish it properly. Most likely I will find the time tomorrow. The children are in school all day and there are no rehearsals, just a 7pm performance.
I have covered the buttons, but am unsure of which size I want to use. The buttons I made are 3/4" and 7/8" and I can't decide which set looks better. Actually, it probably doesn't matter at all, but I'm leaning towards the slightly larger ones.
Let me know what you think, even if you think it doesn't matter! I've been staring at the dots too long - they're all starting to look the same!
Parting Shot: Cat. Remember that quilt my children are working on? They're still working on it. The progress has been slow, but my daughter is now working on the cat applique, although it still needs eyes and other details. Once that is done, they will finish piecing the last three blocks which will be the top row. The cat applique was printed from EQ5 (Electric Quilt 5), which is a program that allows you to design quilts with the computer. I know there is EQ6 available, but I use the program so little I never upgraded. The kids like to play in it and designed this quilt with it.