My last tutorial was for a Retro pointy Collared Dress. So I thought I'd stick with the retro theme and add a bib front dress tutorial. The bib front can easily be added to a number of dress styles. I added it to a puff sleeved dress.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the bib to a dress pattern. To make the complete dress shown you might also need to reference:
Cut out dress, collar, sleeves, lining. I have been using cotton lawn for my linings. It is a lighter weight cotton whic reduces bulk in the lining seams. This especially helps in the neckline collar area.
There are several ways to treat the edges of a bib collar. In this first tutorial I am using one layer of fabric for the bib and trimming it with rick rack. So choose a trim. Medium sized rick rack or lace both will work well. Small ricj rack is tricky and big may not bend around the corners so easily.
Sew Rick rack to the bib front. This is a two step process. Step one is sewing it about 1/4 inc in around the edge.
After Step 1 the bib should look like this.
Next fold over the edge so the outer half of your rick rack is underneath and stitch. Try to stitch on top of your first set of stitches.
Pin collar to the dress matching up neckline edges. Stitch down, stitching over your first set of stitches. Press.
Add collar and sleeves. See links above if you need to revisit those tutorials. Or visit the doll dressmaking page with all of them.
Add buttons. The pattern pieces for this dress and all others are available through the Phoebe&Egg newsletter. When you sign up you will automatically receive the base pattern set in 4 sizes.