Well I’ve gone through all the easy bits now, and am on to the hard I-hate-these-parts bits, with my 1912 gown.
The sleeves of the gown are made of just the net, which requires tiny roll hemming by hand. Yay.
Anywho, here’s the progress. Since my last post about this gown, I installed the side hook n’ eye closure, attached the net skirting, and made the long sash.
|The beginning of the net sleeves. The maroon colored stability strap will be covered in sequins, leading up to the leaf applique.|
|The sash is made of bias strips of the under dress’ satin, and is several yards long, so as to wrap twice around the waist and tie with a large bow and long tails.|
|The “so far” dress. I feel the overlay is a bit short, and I have extra beaded net, so I think I will add a second tier beneath the first shown here.|
|The sleeves are a very odd shape, and the arms on this mannequin were absolutely essential to figuring them out. This one sleeve is not done yet…just wanted to see how that tassel would look 🙂|
More to come on this project, of course! April will be here before we know it. 🙂