It's DUE TOMORROW!
Mad Men Dress Challenge III is due on April 1st.
- the bodice
- pocket flaps
- front pockets
Because I want to get a feel for the finished look, I pinned several pieces to my dress form. Oh my! I love pinning the fabric to my dress form and seeing how a dress begins to take shape.
At this point, as well as during the tissue fitting, I find myself standing back and staring at it, sort of drinking it in, rolling the ideas of it's completion around in my head and allowing visions of myself wearing it to formulate. I will often begin to envision the dress in different fabrics during this and the tissue stages. I hold this fabric up or that. I sketch it. It's really real. I'm actually going to make this thing! Yippie!
I got all excited again after followed the link from my printed pattern back to the Coletterie Blog for the Invisible Zipper Tutorial. I watched Sarai's video on how to sew an invisible zipper. I've inserted zippers before, even invisible ones, but not like this. Her video was so simple and I got it right the first time that I got my momentum back and stayed up late sewing into the wee small hours of the morning.
- Taking in the high bust yet again (this time I have to rip out the flap and take it in too!)
- Adding a ribbon waistband
- Skirt lining
Must finish tonight!