In this video, I have begun piecing my 1920s Mary Brooks dress together.
The next step is for me to add the ribbon piping to the sleeves and bodice and I am going to demonstrate how to apply it to a straight edge and inside corner to get a nice even reveal. Once the piping is applied, I am also going to show you how to inset the bodice sections into the decorative panel.
For the ribbon piping, you will need:
Two 5 1/2” lengths of 3/8” wide ribbon for the sleeves
Two 6” lengths of 3/8” wide ribbon for the vertical edges of the panel
Two 7 3/4” lengths of 3/8” wide ribbon for the upper horizontal edges of the panel
One 16 1/2” length of 3/8” wide ribbon for the bottom edge of the panel
Be sure to cut the ribbon as specified as the lengths are integral to
The simple little detail of this ribbon piping will beautifully frame the embroidery on decorative panel. Let's get started so you can see it for yourself!