I’m making good progress on what will henceforth be known as the ‘coco-pop dress’. I’d already done some of the basting yesterday, now I’ve sewn all the darts, removed lots of basting, done some serious pressing, and assembled the skirt pieces.
I’ve even persevered and attached the bodice to the lining, and done all that fiddly faddly ‘ understitch as far as possible’ nonsense. I hate doing that. Seams trimmed, turned, pressed, blah blah.
I decided to attach the 2 skirt layers at the hem and bag out, as per the instructions. But I realised [before I’d finished trimming it fortunately], that this would make for a horrible visible seam at the hem. Doh.
So what’s next? More fiddle faddle to get the side seams of bodice and lining nicely nested, attach the skirt pieces, sew in the zipper [definitely by hand] then sort out that hem. It’s pretty curved with the hi-lo thing going on, so I may need to do some more binding/hand stitching to make it pretty. The lace could well get left un-hemmed, or perhaps get a satin binding? Hmmmm, hadn’t thought of that. It’ll be done tomorrow anyway.
The more I think about it, the more likely it becomes that I WILL unpick the lace skirt and try lapping the seams. Bum.
Here’s a nice one- remember that doc-daughter said she didn’t want the dress to look like baking foil? Remember I spent AGES in the Fancy Silk Store rejecting all the too-shiny stuff? Look at the link I’ve found to the actual French Connection dress…look at the video bit. Could it be any shinier? Blimey!