Get ready to see your finished Lemon Drop Dress – it’s the last day of our Lemon Drop sew-along! Today we’ll add the closures (and talk a little about what wonderful little gems KAMsnaps are) and finish any hemming steps you may have left. Or, you may be very quickly sewing up a whole Lemon Drop so you can enter our giveaway – go for it!
We are absolutely loving what we’ve seen so far! Seriously, the beautiful fabric combinations and creativity are so inspirational!
If you’re just joining us, you can find the previous sew-along posts here:
- Selecting Your Fabric
- Day 1 – Fitting and Pattern “hacks”
- Day 2 – Add on Flutters and Constructing Bodice
- Day 3 – Placket, French Seams, and In-Seam Pockets
- Day 4 – Maxi and Hi-Low Hems
Yesterday you should have completed through Step 8 of construction – so your dress is hemmed, faced, or has the ruffle added, you’ve sewn your pockets in place, and you have attached the skirt and bodice and topstitched all around. Now we’re ready for some closure! (See what I did there?)
The Lemon Drop Tunic and Dress pattern provides instructions for two different types of closures, button holes and snaps. We’ve seen that snaps have been the most popular closure option because they’re fast and easy, and KAMsnaps are so colorful, it’s fun to coordinate them with our fabrics – there is always the right color!
I used KAMsnaps for my ruffle maxi dress and hi-low tunic, and I love how fast they were to install. Sometimes I don’t relish those final steps, like closures, but KAMsnaps sure make it faster! They squeeze in with hand-held pliers in a flash.
Buttons are fun too though, and I was going to use a beautiful, large, vintage button on the back of my maxi hemmed dress, but alas, I’m still getting used to my new sewing machine, and the buttonholer is so sensitive it touched fabric and began to reverse, making my button hole much smaller than I wanted. I was able to find a fun contrasting button from my stash though, but this explains why there’s just one button!
Snap/button placement is another way you can give your Lemon Drop a final fitting adjustment. The pattern instructions give exact placement measurements for your snaps or button holes, but if you try on your Lemon Drop and want to make it a little more snug, you can reposition your closures for your preference.
Enter Our Giveaway
Our generous sponsors have donated a $35 gift certificate to One Red Blossom Fabrics and a starter set of KAMsnap pliers and snaps from KAMsnaps.com, and we just might have a surprise thrown in too. To enter the giveaway, finish your Lemon Drop, snap your best photo, and post it to the Giveaway thread in Tie Dye Diva’s Facebook group which will be posted later today (Friday).
Here are the giveaway details: Winners will be chosen randomly from eligible posts to the giveaway thread, entries will be accepted through Sunday 6/18 and winners chosen on Monday. Open worldwide – winners of KAMsnaps prize who are outside the US or Canada will need to pay their own shipping cost, or can choose a Tie Dye Diva Patterns gift certificate of equal value. Photos posted to the giveaway thread will be reposted here on the Tie Dye Diva blog on Monday. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
On Monday we’ll post our winners and have a wonderful Lemon Drop Parade here showcasing all the pretties you made this week and posted to the giveaway thread!