Thursday, July 15, 2010
Draping a Dress, Part Six: Show Off Your Design!
The empire line might be a smidge too high.
The back was certainly the hardest part to fit, but it came out fine, I think.
This picture shows the actual color of the fabric best, but it turned my skin a bit orange. Cameras are funny things, aren't they?
Unsolicited hair commentary: I've been playing around with this up-do. It's a slight bouffant in the front (helped with a bump-it) and a French twist in the back. I like it with my bangs down, like above, but they annoy me pretty quickly and I shove them behind my ear.
But back to sewing! I did a back lapped zipper for the first time, and I don't think I'll ever do a back centered zipper again. This went in so nicely. I hand-picked it, as you know I love to do.
I lined the bodice in cotton batiste. I ended up pick-stitching the lining around the zipper as well on a whim, and it worked really nicely!
The lining creates a sort of underlap for the zipper.
I'm excited to use this pattern again - I'm thinking I'll pair the bodice with a circle skirt next.
So that wraps up this little draping series! Want to relive the fun? Here are links to the previous five parts.
Part One: Inspiration
Part Two: Getting Drapey With It
Part Three: Making a Muslin
Part Four: The Second Muslin
Part Five: Planning the Construction
Thanks for reading along!