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Over the weekend I spent a little time on the Croc dress. With the help of a group of friends going to the Steampunk World's Fair, I finally decided on a bodice design. The SPWF is at the end of May, and it might be hot. Since my fabric is all polyester due to my sad, little budget, I don't want long sleeves and a bodice buttoned up to the neck. I needed a design with 3/4 sleeves and an open neckline.

I did interline the bodice (made of the croc fabric) in a sturdy black and white cotton toile. Fun!

So over the weekend I cut out the fashion fabric and interlining, serged the two together, and sewed all the pieces together. Next- boning!
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Some time in the middle of last week I finished most of the skirt. Still need to line the bottom of the tabs and buy red fringe. (Joann's got red bias tape back in stock. yay!)

Today I decided on a design for the bodice and cut the pieces out. That's about it for today since I have to get ready to go out to dinner soon.


In other sewing news, I got sick of the Croc dress and decided to work on a few other things. I made a natural form era over skirt for sale so I could buy trims and such, and sold it to a friend. I also started work on that Period Impressions 1809 spencer pattern. Making it out of a really pretty midnight blue velvet. My measurements were closest to the 28" waist size run, so I cut that one out. Opps. Way, way too big. Does Period Impressions include too much ease like Butterick does?? Since it wasn't a "Big 3" pattern, I assumed it would finish in the measurements stated, but it was much bigger. So I had to take the whole thing apart. Need to trim each piece to a more reasonable size and try again. But I'll get back to that another time.

Can't believe school starts up again in a week. My Winter Break was much too short!


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