My silk dress is all cut out without any major catastrophe. I started sewing last night and have continued today. I am trying to do as much machine sewing as I can before I start working on the seam finishing.
*The bodice front and back are together at the shoulder seams
*The bodice front seam has been sewn with the pleats
*The darts have been sewn in the bodice back
*The sleeves are ready to be inserted except for I need to finish the sleeve binding
*The skirt is sewn together and the pleats are basted
*The front waistband piece has had the seam allowance pressed in preparation for sewing to the bodice front.
*The neckline facing has been pieced together. I need to finish the edge of that too.
I can't do any more machine sewing until I finish up the bodice front seam. I am going to finish the seams by hand. I can't stand the idea of serging all the edges. Since I won't wear this that often, and I will dry clean it when it needs a cleaning, I am opening up most of the seam allowances and will turn under the edge and just hand stitch the edge so it doesn't flip out.
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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