Oh yes. It is DONE baby. Done.
I even signed it with embroidery floss, and dated.
I actually vacuumed the house in the dress this morning. I decided for a mid-morning photo shoot so there would be some good light and no shadows.
Well, here's a photo from yesterday with shadows, that shows how bad the back is. I think I can live with it, but just barely.
I think I took too much of a swayback tuck. Hmmm...
Anyway, here are more pix....
Some are from this morning, so no shadows...some are from yesterday afternoon, so with shadows.
Love the ruffles
Here's the ruffle underbelly, so you can see what's going on:
So what I did was use the rolled hem foot to hem the outer edge, and serged the inner edge. I applied fray check to the serged edge, then clipped so I could sew the ruffle on to the dress in a reverse curve. So I hope that the serging and fray chekcing keeps everything nice and neat under there.
Back on Izzy:
Side on Izzy:
Front on Izzy:
So, first time items with this dress:
- first time making 2 zippered muslins for one dress (the back definitely could have undergone more refinement)
- first time using big sheets of wax tracing paper
- first time using a double tracing wheel
- first time to use a rolled hem foot to hem a curved edge
- first time to ever blind hem
Thanks for seeing me through til the end! Now back to my sewaholic muslins (renfrew and thurlow). With maybe a little gingham pajama top action thrown in.
Your finished dress is beautiful - those ruffles are so perfectly finished and sewn. It was definitely worth all the effort of 2 muslins to get there in the end.ReplyDelete
Those ruffles turned out beautifully. But why are your vacuuming in this dress? Why aren't you wearing it out somewhere special?ReplyDelete
Brilliant!!! All your hard work paid off with this one - but definitely not a house(work)dress! You should be out kicking up your heels in this one...JReplyDelete
Ooh, very pretty on you! I love the ruffles and overall design. This is definitely on my to do list for summer.ReplyDelete
Kyle you did a beautiful job on this dress and you should be very proud of yourself. Don't worry about the back of the dress, wear it out proudly and stop cleaning in your dress =).ReplyDelete
Your dress is beautiful. The ruffles are so nicely finished!ReplyDelete
I love the dress. You did a great job!ReplyDelete
That dress looks great on you!ReplyDelete
I second the Brilliant!ReplyDelete
Some sheer black stockings would help rock this dress.
Yay! It is finished, and it is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Your dress is beautiful and looks so professionally made. I am very impressed.ReplyDelete
I've been following awhile and I think this is your best dress! Just absolutely lovely on the form and on YOU!ReplyDelete
wow, your dress is great! I love the ruffles!ReplyDelete
Lovely dress, the ruffles are great! And thank you so much for the mini tutorial on blind hemming, it certainly filled in a few gaps - I might even get around to having a go myself now.ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful dress. I love the style and fabric!ReplyDelete
Even as I relook at your dress it's really pretty.ReplyDelete