Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I want to say thank you to Isaspacey and Birdmommy for helping me with my directional print/princess seam quandary.  I took their advice and cut the piece on the bias, and it looks great!

I didn't get any pictures during the construction because my husband had the camera, but I took a few of the finished details.  Here's my bodice front with the bias-cut side panels.

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First ever collar!  It wasn't as hard as I thought to get it symmetrical.  I cut one side at a time and was very careful about matching my stripes.

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My stripes match up great on the back.

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But not 100% perfect on the front, so I am going to rip out a little bit and fix it. I'll probably wear a belt with it so you won't even see the waistband, but after I spent hours matching stripes and cutting, I want perfection.

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All I have left to do is the armhole facings, zipper, and hem.  I am leaving off the gigantic neck bow, but probably adding the two rows of buttons on the bodice front.  If I make this pattern again in the future, I am going to put the left and right bodice front pattern pieces together and cut as one.  I don't really understand why it's two pieces; the buttons are purely decorative.

Other than the finishing touches on this dress, not much sewing is going to happen until Monday.  We're off to Chicago this weekend for a friend's wedding.  Have a great rest of the week and weekend!

4 comments:

  1. That looks great! I am making a dress at the moment out of yellow gingham fabric and the seams don't match at all. Oh well!

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  2. It's looking FANTASTIC! I love how it looks cut on the bias..the collar is AMAZING! That's your first one? Wow! really great! I love how you delve right in--that's what makes sewing fun!

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  3. I would love to see you wearing the dress, any pics please?

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  4. You're welcome! I saw the finished dress and it looks incredible. Can't wait to see it on you.

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