madamemodiste: (Default)
madamemodiste ([personal profile] madamemodiste) wrote2011-03-29 04:48 pm
Entry tags:

Visiting Dress update

Both school work and a nasty cold prevented me from getting much done on this dress. I did get the underskirt made and nearly done. I made both sets of pleats, but I haven't sewn the lower set down yet (it's pinned in place).

It's very bright in my sewing room today, so the color looks a little bit washed out.

I had to do the pleats without my Perfect Pleater because I've come to realize it's bowed. I didn't realize until I tried to make pleats with a stripe in it. Immediately I could tell that the pleats weren't straight, and it matters when there is a stripe. Oh well. It wasn't so bad. I listened to Anthony Trollope's The Duke's Children while I pinned and pressed. The white ribbon I secured with double stick fusable iron-on tape before I pleated. There was no way I was sewing down a ribbon (would have required upper and lower edges, which already have decorative "pick stitching") to that much material. Yup, call me the lazy seamstress!

[identity profile] 2011-03-29 09:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Damn, that's fantastic! And if you're a lazy seamstress, then I'm catatonic ;-)

[identity profile] 2011-03-29 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
That looks awesome Kat!

[identity profile] 2011-03-30 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome! I love your use of stripes!

[identity profile] 2011-03-30 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
very nice, that looks great! :)

They don't seem to sell much striped fabric here, if any, which is very strange, and a shame because you can do so much cool stuff with it and create lovely effects.

[identity profile] 2011-03-30 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Love it!