So let’s get going on the scoop detail. If you want to keep it simple and just have flat fabric and some buttons maybe, then skip to the bottom where I show how to attach it to the dress. If you want to be crazy and try something kinda fun, read on!
For my size bib-I cut a piece of material 18″x7″-this worked just right for me. My bib pattern is about 6″x6.5″.
I have no idea what these pleats are called. Or if they even have a name. If I invented them, that would be so cool. Doubtful that I did, but still, would be cool!
So first I folded it in half width wise and ironed it. Then I sewed down the ironed edge, using my presser foot as my guide. (with matching thread)
(next pic is further along but will show you this step)
Then I used my handy dandy chopstick to help me open the seam and press it flat with my iron. (scaly hands! look out for reptilia lady!)
Peek under to see the seam.
Then I measured from the middle of the pleat thingy, and marked one inch.
Folded the material over at the mark…
Check on both ends to make sure it’s as exact as possible.
Then sewed down that side too.
It got quicker as I did one on both sides instead of one at a time. (usually does, right?)
Then when I had made enough pleat thingys to cut out my pattern from, I ironed the heck out of it-and used some spray starch for good measure.
I then cut out my pattern piece. Pretty, no?
Then I opened some bias tape, pinned it around the curve, and sewed it on.
Then flipped it around, and then pinned it to the front piece, with the bias tape tucked underneath.
Then I sewed around the bib (slowly and carefully!)
Next: Putting the dress together!