Piping: A Fun & Easy Garment Detail
Adding piping in a seam is an easy way to give your finished garment that gorgeous end detail but also when you go with a different piping color then it will give that pop of color as well.
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to add piping into the waistline of our newest girl pattern, The Charlotte Dress & Top! for a gorgeous end detail!
So let’s just started:
Follow steps 1-9 of your pattern tutorial to start with your garment construction. if you are going to add this detail, follow the following steps:
With the right side of the main bodice facing up and the lining pushed back and out of the way, lay your trim along the waistline. Leave a bit of extra piping hanging at the end of each back waistline! Make sure the stitch line is aligned with your seam allowance! Pin in place.
Curve the extra trim towards the bottom of the bodice at each back. The cording portion of the piping should be just past the
seam allowance. Baste the piping into place using a piping foot or a zipper foot following close to the piping stitch.
Follow steps 11-21 of the pattern tutorial to sew the skirt placket and preparing the main skirt to be sewn to the main bodice.
With right sides together, align the main skirt to the bottom of the main bodice making sure that the lining is pushed out the way. Align the raw edges, match side seams and back plackets while still keeping the main skirt placket hidden under the skirt on the right side. The piping will be sandwiched in between. Pin. Sew the skirt to the main bodice only. Press the seam towards the bodice.
Important: Here when I sew the main skirt to the bodice I like to sew the side of the bodice and not the gathered side. This is because I can follow closely the stitch I made when I was attaching the piping to the bodice!
Flip your garment to the right side, and check that your piping looks good. Make any necessary adjustments! For example stitch a little closer or rip a bit and stitch again to make it look good all around the waistline.
See how it looks at the back
And inside before we enclosed with the lining. Now go ahead and trim off the extra!
Now all you need to do is to just finish your garment construction per the pattern tutorial.
Don’t forget to topstitch your detail!!!
And you are done!!! Sit back and enjoy your garment!!!
We just love that little pop of colour between the waistline don’t you?! She insisted on matching it with her purple purse :)!!