I'm a little embarrassed to say that I never got into it, since it was so beloved by its (apparently too small) fan base. I found the premise so tedious and clunky: the guy can touch people to make them come back to life but he's already touched the girl so he can never touch her again and blah blah blah.
But the dresses! Maybe I could give it another try for the dresses. As I was searching Google Images for "vintage red lace dress" the other day, this little stunner pictured above came up. Look at fab skirt! The streamlined bodice! The velvet ribbon belt! And, most of all, I want you to look at the red underlay, which is my primary example for bringing up this stellar use of red lace in dressmaking.
Now, I know you all were approximately 99.9% in favor of me using the skin-toned underlay on my red lace holiday dress. And believe me, I totally appreciate your advice. There were so many brilliant comments on the fit and proportions alone! You guys are the best.
But. I think I'm going to have to go rouge and go with the red lining. It just says "vintage" to me in a way that the nude doesn't. To state my case (and to avoid mutiny), I'm going to distract you with lovely frothy red dresses with red underlays. Look! Over there! Pretty dresses!
|From Memphis Vintage|
|From Proper Vintage Clothing|
Thanks again for all your fantastic feedback! Next on the to-do list is to make another muslin of the revised pattern. To attempt to make up for my blatant disregard of your underlay feedback, I'm going to write in detail about the process of working with lace: the underlining, seam finishes, facings, etc. More to come!
P.S. I'm on the Twitters now! Let's, you know, follow each other and stuff. I'm @SewGertieSew.