Thursday, September 20, 2012
Vogue 1252 - Thwarted again
With 7 minutes to go, I had thought I would finish it today but it wasn't to be.
This is one of those dresses that you can't tell how it's going to turn out until you are finished.
I managed to drape the dress pieces on the form, just to give me an idea of how it was going,
I started with the mesh lining, and that looked ok, then layered the different pieces on the form as they were completed.
What was first apparent is that the bodice piece was going to be too wide. I wanted the ruching on the midriff to be tight.
So I trimmed off a wedge at the waist side seam to tighten things up a bit.
Then discovered, the mesh they recommend had too much stretch, so I recut another front and back bodice piece in tricot. You need something with lengthwise stability. Further down the road, the ruching will be tacked onto the lining piece.
Here's where we are, I can't move further because the zipper length on the envelope says 20", and what is really required is 3.5" longer, so back to the store tomorrow.
The 20" zipper is basted in here. Hems, hook and eye, zipper and tacking is all that is left to complete this project.
If you are thinking of making this dress, make sure and find a very thin fabric. The area around the neckline will be 8 layers deep and quite thick. Hopefully we'll be finished this week.
at 12:09 AM