It has ended up quite challenging - I keep looking at pictures and working out ways to copy, wishing I had the actual dress in front of me.
I am making two versions of this dress - this one is for a client and was supposed to be sewn by machine. My own version was to be sewn by hand and will be finished afterwards. You can follow my research and progress on my blog.
I don't have time to sew the entire dress by hand and wish to use the machine where possible, but I must say that most of it has ended up sewn by hand, and its taking me longer than I anticipated.
|Lining up the stripes on the back|
|Binding the front open edges|
|Preparing the front detail. It was easier to bind before cutting it out.|
|Pinning in place|
|Close up showing the binding loops|
|Gathering the centres of the bows|
|Three more bows to go.|
|Side shot with flash showing first bow|
|Three bows, one to go. The mannequin is too large so the bodice is not sitting well tonight.|