Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Romantic Era Dress Update #3

I have nearly finished the blouse of my Romantic era dress.

The front:
The back:
Big, puffy sleeves! :-D
I do have one problem with it though. While watching Wives and Daughters again last night (my cousin says I am soooo repititious :-P), it finally clicked about the bias. I had been doing it the way I am used to-- wrapped over the top seam-- and wondered why it didn't look so wide as Molly's. So I've been thinking and am planning on taking out the bias and reapplying it just on the outside, so that it is wide like that. What do you think?

I've also sewn the panels of the skirt together, and inserted the placket (:-S Still not my favorite thing) I am going to have to REALLY narrow-hem the skirt because the width of the fabric was a little bit too short-- and I'm a squat! So we'll see how it goes. Hopefully I'll have finished it by the end of this week.

3 comments:

Ana said...

Yay!! It's so beautiful!! I can't wait to see the rest of it.

AnneGirl said...

It looks beautiful so far, Melanie!! I simply can not wait to see it finished! It is going to look lovely! I just adore that fabric! well, I'd better stop going on and on... :)

~Gabrielle

Alaina said...

It is looking good, Melanie! I don't know much about sewing, but your idea for the bias sounds fine. :-) Looking forward to seeing final pictures!