Wednesday, March 21, 2012

VPLL Wrap progress... fabric scarier still

So here is the progress on the VPLL wrap project, as you can see, basting stitches everywhere, so we have many hours ahead before it's finished.

Found a scrap of green crepe de chine for the contrast fabric (which is a miracle because it matches so well), with less than 1 yard, the top collar and sleeve trim was cut.

color match collar

So we had a few scares along the way, like the unfortunate placement of the yellow swirls.
wrap pattern placement

The fabric width being narrower than 60", meant the need for two pieced areas placed at the back of the sleeves.
piecing front

piecing back

The finished edges, which were bound in self bias, the instructions do not recommend this, they give you an option of turn under and stitch or lining. Lining might be the way to go next time, there was a lot of hand finishing in the self bias.
bias binding

All in all a successful project, I hope the recipient enjoys it... wait a minute.... is that a scull staring back at me? It's like Alexander McQueen is lurking here.
is that a scull


Corrine said...

darn lovely I think. I can see this for those times when you dress for dinner or a special occasion piece. It is glamorous and vintage at the same time. Very well done. Very lucky person who wears this one!

Dressed2atee said...

Great job matching up the center seam!

Ladyghost4459 said...

It is cool how the swirls in the fabric came down over the shoulders like epaulettes and the pattern in the back does line of have the secret little extra Skull to it. Nice work and interesting fabric.

ELMO said...

Thank you for the kind comments, I am happy to see this fabric used at all. Still working away on it, Friday for all the hand sewing and the last piece is the tassel and belt.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Very beautiful! I hope you are able to extract some modeling from the recipient--would love to see this on a person.

ELMO said...

I'll slip it on and take some pics before shipping it out. The recipient is not tech savy, although I might be able to get her daughter to take a pic for me. Her event isn't until April 20th, we may have to wait a bit.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous - I love the way you matched the design on the back! :)

Leslie V said...

Really like the fabric, its beautiful. You matched that center back seam perfect. Can't wait to see finished design!!