|Finished at last!|
I've been sewing my interpretation of this dress over the past few days, taking photos whenever I remembered.
It has ended up quite challenging - I keep looking at pictures and working out ways to copy, wishing I had the actual dress in front of me.
The bodice is the Elegant Lady's Closet pattern, and the skirt will be Jennie's regency dress pattern. I removed about 4 inches from the centre front bodice to make it a fitted bodice.
I don't have time to sew the entire dress by hand and wish to use the machine where possible, but I must say that most of it has ended up sewn by hand, and its taking me longer than I anticipated.
|Lining up the stripes on the back|
|Binding the front open edges|
|Preparing the front detail. It was easier to bind before cutting it out.|
|Pinning in place|
|Close up showing the binding loops|
|Gathering the centres of the bows|
|Three more bows to go.|
|Side shot with flash showing first bow|
|Three bows, one to go. The mannequin is too large so the bodice is not sitting well tonight.|