Last night I finished my dress (most recently discussed here). I put in the invisible zipper, hemmed it, did the back kick, added the ribbon to the hem, and then finished up with some lovely hand sewing. And yes, it was as exciting as I just made it sound.
I tried it on and… it fit! OK, it’s a bit snug at the bust, but really… that’s not a big deal. And the fit at the waist area isn’t spectacular, though I did my best – I blame the pattern. I think I look better with princess seams on dresses. At least, that’s what I think the problem is. No worries, it looks fine, and for a dress that cost less than $10 (1 yard fabric remnant + $4 for ribbon), it will do.
The shawl shouldn’t take too long to stitch up – it’s just two seams and some edges.
Then maybe I’ll take a picture or something. You’d think I would have done that after finishing the dress, but you’d be wrong. In my defense, it was nearly 9 pm, and then sun had set about four hours earlier, and that’s just not a good recipe. So you’ll have to trust me that the dress looks cute, and believe me when I promise to eventually post a picture. The company party for which I’m making this ensemble is in two weeks, so you shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Perhaps I need jewelry. That’s a thought. I bet I should take a picture early enough to evaluate jewelry options.
I’m quite shocked that none of you had opinions on leather skirts. Perhaps I shouldn’t ask for your opinions on easter green dupioni silk.