The Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin allows you to pull elastic, ribbon, trim, or cording through casings 3/4″ or larger. It’s easy to clip, doesn’t accidentally pop open, and bends for use with curved casings.
What appears to be underpants with suspenders is actually me assembling the bodice, thankfully!
That wasn’t the only one of the 10 Sewing Notions You Need to Know About to make a cameo appearance. The Hot Ruler played a key role in pressing the side edges over a measly 1/4″.
Then I moved on to creating the casing. After cutting out and pressing the back bodice piece in half, I used a Clover Extra Fine Air Erasable Marker to mark lines 3/8″ down and 1 3/8″ down from the fold.
Once I had stitched on the lines, it was time for the fun of using the Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin. I lifted the white lever, clipped the elastic, and pushed the white lever back down.
The pointy end of the Clip ‘n Glide Bodkin fed easily through the casing.
The good new is that the dress turned out super cute. The bad new is that the size 3-4 fits more like an 18 month jumper. User error may be the predominate contributing factor. Either way, my sister-in-law’s baby may be the lucky recipient.
Thanks for joining me!