|Picture from Pinterest|
The making of the muslin.
The first fit.
This is the computer generated pattern.
Not too bad at all.
If I wanted a simple, slightly fitted dress this would be fine, as is.
After a lot of work by Zara...
Pinning, basting, stitching, marking.
Fitting the pattern to my wonky old bod.
Then unpicking it all to use it as a pattern.
Check out the different heights of those darts!
And those seriously weird bust darts!
The silk satin frays when you breathe on it so I am cutting each piece, one at a time, the silk and lace as one.
I then baste all the edges together and finish with overlocking them.
V e r y slowly as it stretches.
I marked the darts with a tracing wheel and then went over them with my flash Harry pen (that disappears when heat is applied) from The Drapery.
These are proving a wee bit fiddly so I am basting them first and then stitching once I am happy.
It is all coming along nicely.