So the continuing progress has a little lack of photos, I know......... But Miriam and I were working so hard yesterday, (and I had to leave to get somewhere) I didn't get any photos of her dress progress. I will give you the run down of where things are at for both her and me.
I made up a mock bodice in this lovely pink on Monday, and was going to have Miriam help me fit it yesterday, but that kind of went no where once we started on her dress. Once I looked at the instructions I realized the back is not supposed to have a seam in it. We put Miriam's mock bodice back together with only a quarter inch seam in the back. It actually helped her mobility with the sleeves. So we decided to cut the bodice back on a fold as instructed, and we could put a seam in it if we needed to since it was orginally fitted to her with a back seam.
I will cut a new back bodice piece without a seam for my mock up, and then have it fitted since I know I was having issues in the back that might be made better by not having a seam.
But even with these inhibitions, the bodice of Miriam's dress got put together. The sleeves were getting finished, although they were not attached. The skirt was also pieced and pleated. It is temporarily basted onto the bodice. I was crunched for time to get home for a piano lesson, that I didn't have time to do a more thourough job. I wanted the dress to be able to hang up and the hem to decide how much it wanted to stretch. I think one more sewing session like yesterday we can have the dress finished, but that wouldn't happen if the hem hadn't stretched yet.
I promise to make sure I get pictures next time!
So as to my dress, this is the silk taffeta that I bought. The picture only sort of does it justice for the color variations that occur by the reflecting light. If the light isn't shining on it, the color is nearly black. I think it will be so much fun to dance in, and watch the color change!
Do you have any special holiday sewing projects?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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