Good news everybody! After the debacle of last week, where I discovered that my motif looked completely off-centre when I actually tried the bodice on properly (the joys of working with an asymmetrical motif), I was able to remake my bodice and complete the dress until the desired point (I’m waiting until I get down to Adelaide to do the hemming and stitch the motif on – cutting it fine, but I really need some extra hands and eyes for those steps).
This time around, I underlined the bodice with some organza I had presciently picked up the weekend before. It looks so much nicer – I am very relieved!
No photos, though – I want to wait until the big day to show it off!
Now all that’s left to do is sew up a couple of bowties for the boys 🙂
So … two weeks to go and I have to completely remake my bodice.
Not feeling so great right now. It’s going to be a busy weekend.
The motif is attached!
It’s a bit hard to see on the mannequin, because in this case she’s just not close enough to my measurements. But it’s looking really good!
I put in some fusible interfacing, but I’m not happy with it; the adhesive isn’t very good, and it’s causing bubbles. So once the lining has been attached around the neckline and armholes I’ll take the interfacing out – it can just provide a bit of extra support behind the motif and along the seamlines.
I am a little bit concerned about how heavy the motif is. I’m going to put in a waist stay, which should help. I’m also thinking that, maybe in addition to fully lining the bodice, I should add a facing around the neckline in a firmer fabric. What do you think?
Daily Spotlight: Follow the White Bunny
I’ve sort of already featured Nicole in my post on &Stitches (which, in what I think is an eminently sensible decision, will be putting the magazine on hiatus and focusing on the blog/social media). But Nicole’s work at Follow the White Bunny is so lovely, I just wanted to give her a post of her own! Most importantly, she’s offering a free embroidery pattern at the moment, so I highly recommend you hop over there and check it out (see what I did there?)