|The dress is slowly progressing into something that appears to be somewhat wearable...|
which is good news for me.
|I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I'm not working on this thing every day. And by "Day 1... Day 2..." etc, |
I mean, the actual days that I've been working on the dress, not necessarily consecutive days.
I've been working on some of the details such as trim and whatnot. I also can't decide what else I will use for trim other than just the box-pleated doo-hickey. I plan on using lace somewhere, but perhaps a trim of scrunched-up chiffon with frayed edges might be cute underneath the box-pleated trim, and then a braided trim of some sort on top....
Box-pleated trim - approximately 1 meter of it.
Pinked sleeve flounce all gathered up - that's what those long threads are for.
View of the lined stomacher piece. This dress will have a "compere" or false-button front. The taffeta for the stomacher is interfaced with fusible interfacing, then sewn onto a piece of canvas to help it keep a nice shape. It will eventually have a trim of box-pleated fabric to match the bodice, but I'm still deciding how I feel about the covered buttons. I think they blend in too much, but the description in Janet Arnold's book says that the buttons on the front are covered in matching fabric... we'll see. Perhaps if I could find some rose-colored pearl buttons, that would be really cute.
Purple sack-back française gown - Day 3, 4 and 5
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