Bar tack is a series of straight stitches covered by zig-zag stitches used for reinforcing areas of great stress on a garments or accessories. You’ll see them on belt loops, bottom of a zipper fly, pocket openings and so on. They are also heavily used on military uniforms, luggage and sporting gear. Most of the time bar tacks are apart of the items design.In clothing industrie, bar tacks are made using a special machine that most of the time has over 50 different bar tack designs varying in length and with, stitch count and length.
This 50' inspired dress was made as a belated birthday gift for my friend. I drafted a design, I thought would flatter her pear shaped figure the best and she picked out the fabric. This dress has a princess seam bodice and semi circle skirt. It has an invisible zipper closure on the side and a mock button closure in the front.
She was very happy with the dress, but still said no to posing in it for my blog LOL!