It was fun to sit with the 'big girls' and talk about knitting, weaving, crocheting, felting and sewing. And hot glue. I may have to help crank out a Dickens Faire dress for my daughter who's flute group may be performing. Or not.
And through it all, I did make progress...
|Pleat on outside of sleeve (unsewn)|
I cut out the entire pattern. I sewed the interlining to the plaid. I made the sleeves including lining. I lined the bustle, pleated it and hand sewed it to the upper back. I pinned the bustling tapes to the bustle. And I pinned the shoulders and side seams. The following picture does not do justice (a fitted, bustled dress on a hanger???) But it's the best I can do right now. The plan is to pin the darts and try it on this afternoon. If it seems to fit well I will sew the side seams and shoulders. I will wait on sleeves and darts for a final fitting.
|Hand sewing twill tape to bodice|
|Pleating bustle to twill tape|
Oh yeah! I also made boning channels out of muslin for my cable tie bones.