Thursday, July 23, 2009

Romantic Era Dress Update #2

I got the fabric for my "Molly" dress!
Isn't it gorgeous??

We had a sort of mishap while cutting the fabric. I say "we", meaning myself and the lady at Walmart who was cutting the fabric. Every three or four yards there would be a new panel that had been cut off, or a stain or something. It was getting really frustrating. She had pulled out at least four, maybe five, seperate panels, none of them in the five complete yards that I needed. So I glanced at my yardage sheet (I was glad I had brought the pattern in!) and saw that I needed 1 1/2 yards for the short-sleeved bodice (I already had made the lining from white material so I didn't need that extra, thankfully) and AT LEAST two yards (more like two-and-a-half) for the skirt. So we finally decided to go with a panel that was two yards long, and a panel that as three yards long. I figured that would give me enough for the bodice on the two-yard panel and the skirt on the three-yard, with some left over, possibly for bias.
So here's the two panels:

BTW, today we went back to JoAnn's because I had forgotten to get hooks-and-eyes for my dress and boning for my new pair of stays. Most of you probably know Butterick patterns are on sale for $0.99 this week, so Amanda and I bought two new patterns: B4254 and B4377. Amanda has always wanted a "Belle" cape, and she loves medieval style, so she was excited about B4377. :-D
Hope that you are all having a wonderful day in the Lord! :-)


Leah said...

Yeah! I'm excited for you! :)

Amy said...

I was told the reason that there are so many short lengths on the bolt is because people will ask for some fabric to be cut, not realizing how much it will cost total, and if they think it's too much they'll go abandon it on a shelf somewhere... so it's later picked up and put back on the bolt. Frustrating!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Grr! That would be irritating. If only people who think it through in the first place. :-P

I'm glad I got 5 yards 'cause I might need to redo the bodice!! :-/