Hey! How's everyones week going?
Mine has been a pretty busy one courtesy of this dress.
So far so good!
So this is how I started my week by getting the bodice all attached
I then did the same with the skirt panels (5 in total), and added large stitches around the top ready for gathering. I then got the sleeves ready by adding 2 darts to each sleeve and hemming the ends by using a narrow bias facing in matching black cotton.
I then attempted something I've never done before.. bound buttonholes!
This was surprisingly easier than I thought it would be considering I've heard from quite a few sewing blogs that they are a nightmare. What do you think? Here's a close up shot of my attempts
Not perfect, but not bad for a first try no?
I've also attached the front facings, and have got the collar ready to be basted then sewn onto the neckline.
Next up will be to get the bodice & skirt attached together, then to make up some shoulder pads (another first for me).