Bias tape making fail…

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Ok, I tried, but didn’t succeed…  I am so annoyed!   I have spent what feels like hours working on this bias tape.  And guess what? I still managed to mess it up and had to just sew the ends together.  If I had just done that to begin with, it probably would have taken 15 minutes.  I tried so hard, I studied several tutorials, I watched some on YouTube.  I still ended up with this…

Yep, 8 lengths of Bias tape sewed to themselves.  And that is after carefully measuring and drawing the lines in the wrong direction and sewing it the wrong way too.  I give up…

Next time I will just sew a few strips together or just use the store bought stuff, like I usually do.

By the way, I do have one of these, and it works great.  I had been coveting one of those new Simplicity Bias Tape Making machines.  I even considered spending my birthday money on it, boy I am glad I didn’t.  (See what I did get here: Birthday Swag

Here is the result of my 3-hour-turned-all day-project.

Here she is wearing it:

Came out darn cute!  It is just a pillowcase-style dress.  I shirred the top and added bias tape ties.

Now I am off to enjoy our last day of spring break…  Yesterday, we had a picnic in the yard, and probably will again today, the kids love it!

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  1. Do you have a link / tutorial for how to make this dress by any chance?

  2. Your dress is beautiful!! I make my own bias tape, it takes some practics but keep trying and it will get easier. 🙂

  3. Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista says:

    I love the dress, incredibly cute! 🙂

  4. Just bought elastic thread the other day – can't wait to try it! Your dress is beautiful

  5. Oh no! I'm sorry the tape didn't work out, but the dress is super cute! Sometimes if I get frustrated with my sewing, I leave it and come back another day when I'm more refreshed and ready to start again.

  6. Rachael @ The Little Birdie says:

    Bummer on the bias tape… I've been trying to work up the nerve to give it a go myself. It just seems so complicated! However, your dress is SUPER cute!! Perfect for summer! 🙂