Friday, October 16, 2009

Title, title, who has a title

The sunset was SO beautiful on my way home last night. I had to snap a picture, even though it doesn't nearly do it justice!

And since I was on my way home, and the sun was setting (and more work to do when I got home!) I didn't get much done on my dress. I did do a little experiment for further trimming options, however:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bodice update and more....

Mom came over last night and we got out our new toy.....we went in together and purchased a Cricut machine. (Which is kind of funny, since Mom's school bought one for the teachers the VERY next day!) It is SO neat! I still need to figure it out a bit, but I think it will become invaluable in the future.

I cleaned my sewing room for a little while, and got the piping added to the remainder of the trim.

Everything is pinned and ready to go, but I have some nerves about the spacing between the ruffles. Bodice_goddess has the best saying in the world, and I need to get it printed up and put on my wall; "That's what seam rippers are for!"


But anyway, here's a poor picture of what things are looking like right now:

Oh, btw, while I was cleaning, II had a flash of inspiration with the 40+ yards of netting I bought in LA, but I have GOT to get this project out of the way first! ( prepared for another Vic dress as soon as this one is in the bag!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

No, I have not done any more to my Vic dress!

But bodice_goddess sent me some pictures she took over the weekend to motivate me to work on it some more!

Baby got BACK!

Working on the bustle, uncorseted...

Working on the bustle, corseted!

(My lame-o point and shoot in the foreground, taunting me with its inability to reliably take pictures....)

Keeping somewhat organized....but this is only the gets worse!

This is the floor directly behind the picture above! :D

All the bodice pieces basted to the cotton organdy interlining and sewn with the seam allowances clipped and the process of tacking the boning casings to the appropriate seams:

Box pleating in process...pre-pressing, and pre-piping:

And how the trim looks after being applied to the hem....Yay! Thank you again to bodice_goddess for suggesting and helping out!

Once the seams are turned, clipped and pressed, they won't be quite as wonky, but there will still be a TON of fullness over the bustle.

And what it pretty much looks like right now....


I wanna be home so I can play with my bodice!