Also this is my 30th post, and I have gotten over 1000 page views! Thanks everyone! :D Thats 4 digits!!! And even though I'm sure at least 50 of those (if not more!) are mine, thanks for the other 950!
As a reward, you get to see the progress pics of the dress I made for my sister, Alex. Anyone remember this picture from my March update? Yeah, that one.
I finished the dress before I went to Europe, but I still haven't had a chance to do a proper photoshoot. I think I will wait a little bit until the weather is nicer so I can do it outside in a garden, surrounded by flowers. As a floral patterned dress it is quite appropriate for a spring photoshoot!
Here we go!
|I started out with a rough of the bodice piece in a black broadcloth, |
as I had limited amounts of good fabric to work with.
|I was originally going to do a ruffled design with the pink fabric, but that|
got scrapped fairly early on.
|I ended up going with a sleeker, simple, fitted bodice.|
|Don't know why this didn't get rotated, but this is my rough sketch of the|
dress. (And I think the first sketch to get uploaded to this blog. God
|A problem that never managed to get fixed... sigh|
|Again using broadcloth to create a mock-up of|
pieces of the garment.
|Tracing the pieces onto brown fabric.|
|This is brown, I know you can't tell...|
|Making sure none of the flowers are in awkward|
positions before proceeding with the cutting is
always good. :D
|I love this fabric.|
|Drawing on the darts.|
|All sewn together.|
|Finishing the edges of the gold fabric.|
|The under skirt.|
|Sewing the layers together was pretty confusing... especially in the|
dark. When I get my own work desk, I'm putting in really strong lights...
|At this point, I decided to shorten the bodice in|
order to even out the proportions and make it
|Meaning that I was unable to put in the zipper. DX So I had to call in the|
expert, aka Mum. And even she had difficulty with it.
|hmm... Still not completely satisfied,|
but as my first attempt at anything this
complicated, I'd say it was pretty good.
Finished shots will come later this spring! Look forward to it!