I haven’t been working *flat out* on this dress, but I have been making steady progress each day. I’m thankful to have not hit any huge snags (yet).
I’m not finished with the skirt and apron completely, but I wanted to get the bodice mostly there, one so I could at least have a top to wear to the tea on Saturday, and two because the bodice has priority on my limited about of trim, and if I do run out, I would rather the apron lose out than the bodice.
|The interior of the bodice – it’s lined in twill, and the seam allowances are trimmed, notched, and catch-stitched down to the lining, to keep them flat. No boning yet.|
So far I haven’t added boning, but I have fit the bodice on my own body, which is why it doesn’t look like it fits so well on FrankenLilly. I have a longer waist.
I compiled one whole sleeve earlier today, and realized when it was all finished that I sewed the false cuff on backwards. Since this post, I bucked up and ripped the whole thing off to put it on the right way, then did the second sleeve. I feel so much better about the cuffs now. I can’t let something that blatantly wrong stay that way, even if I’m short on time!
|Front view of the bodice, with the fur trim just draped on to get an idea how it will look. I haven’t decided on any additional bodice trim yet – I do like it kindof clean-looking through the body.|
Onward! I have a lot of finishing to do!