Just a quick post today. I spent the weekend working on my Downton dress. I cut out most of the pieces and began to assemble them. When I tried the dress on to test the fit I realized that my skirt was waaaay to full. I cut two panels using the full width of my fabric, which is about 42", and gathered them into the dropped waist. Let me just say, dropped waist with extra fullness around the hips = not so flattering. :(
The good part about this is now I'm forced to re-attach the skirt/lining to the panel I cut for the waist which I sewed incorrectly to begin with.
So on the sewing agenda for tonight:
- Take apart skirt and cut to narrower width
- Re-attach skirt/lining to waist panel.
- Attach bodice and bodice lining to waist panel
- Figure out what the heck I'm doing for trim!
Sorry no construction pictures yet. I need to download them from the camera. I can share one picture though. I found this cute little beaded purse on Etsy that will match my dress perfectly. Can't wait for it to arrive!
|1920s beaded purse from Etsy|
In other sewing news ...
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