Bullion Roses Dress- Free Project

A beautiful pinafore dress will always be a classic for a little girl. My daughters loved this one, and wore it so much when they were little.

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Requirements

  • Childs dress of your choice – Julie found this denim pinafore at Big W
  • 10cm (4in) of co-ordinating fabric – I was lucky enough to find a denim in a very similar shade
  • 1 pair of white lace topped socks
  • Red Puffy foam
  • Machine embroidery threads
  • TearClean Tear Away stabiliser
  • Sticky backed stabiliser
  • Washout cloth marker pencil
  • Self-cover buttons in the closest size to the garment
  • Bullion Roses collection from Julie Hall Designs

 

BUTTONS

  1. Remove the buttons from the dress.
  2. Using the co-ordinating fabric, embroider the rose buds – design 5, laying down the puffy foam after the first colour stop. Make sure to leave sufficient room around each embroidery to cut out the button cover.
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  3. Remove the excess puffy foam, and press. Cut out the template included with the self-cover buttons and centre the template over a rosebud.
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  4. Cut around the template.
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  5. With a needle and sewing thread, stitch a running stitch around the edge then pull to form a circle. Put the button front in and pull the thread checking to make sure the rosebud is in the centre.
  6. Clip the back of the button into place to complete. Sew the buttons into place on the dress.
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DRESS FRONT

  1. Press the dress and mark the centre point of the front yoke.
  2. Select design 3 from the Bullion Roses collection and load to your machine.
  3. Print a template of the design. Line up the centre markings on the template with the centre yoke markings. Mark the positioning points for the design.
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  4. Hoop some sticky backed stabiliser, paper side up. Score the paper with a pin and tear it away to reveal the sticky surface.
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  5. Centre the dress in the embroidery hoop using the drawn template markings.
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  6. Attach the embroidery hoop to the machine, and embroider the first two colours. Lay down the puffy foam then embroider the rose.
  7. Remove any excess puffy foam and trim to complete.

 

POCKETS

  1. Select design 5 from the Bullion Roses collection and load into your machine.
  2. Unpick the bottom part of the pockets and mark the centre point of each pocket. Use a template if necessary to mark the central axis lines for easy placement.
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  3. Hoop some sticky backed stabiliser, paper side up. Score the paper with a pin and tear it away to reveal the sticky surface.
  4. Centre the pocket in the embroidery hoop.
  5. Attach the embroidery hoop to the machine and embroider the first colour, lay the puffy foam down and embroider the rose. Remove any excess puffy foam, and trim.
  6. Press the pocket and re-stitch to the front of the dress.
  7. Repeat for the other pocket.

 

SOCKS

 

Socks are great for this delicate form of embroidery. Because of the thickness of the socks, I omit the puffy foam but the great hand embroidered look still remains.

  1. Select design 5 from the Bullion Roses collection and load into your machine.
  2. Hoop some sticky backed stabiliser, paper side up. Score the paper with a pin and tear it away to reveal the sticky surface.
  3. Lay the sock top on top of the stabiliser to adhere.
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  4. Place the hoop into the embroidery machine and complete the design omitting the puffy foam.
  5. Once the embroidery is completed, remove the excess stabiliser and trim any threads to complete.
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Now give to your favourite little girl and watch their face light up with delight.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

 

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