Sunday, December 21, 2014

All Together

Here it is. It's all together. The only thing left is the pearl detailing around the bodice and sleeves. I'm so exhausted and relieved to have gotten so much done in such a short time. My concept started in November, pattern alteration and testing took a week or two to figure out, construction took maybe five days in total, but most of that was done in only two or three very long days.

But I'm very pleased, and I hope you like it. I sure do.

Finishing Up

Here is the back. I added eyelets and a ribbon as the closure instead of a zipper like the pattern called for. I want it to look realistic. Inside I added a piece to cover the back where the lacing gaps.

To get the tiered look in the skirt, I made a strip to sew it to.

This is the effect it created.


I created my pattern for the sleeves by using the original sleeve pattern to the dress pattern I'm using along with another dress pattern I have that has long sleeves. It worked out wonderfully.

Under the lapel is my detail ruching with the lace and strips of the velvet.

 This is the sleeve lining. I hand sewed into the bodice lining to hide the ugly raw edges.