No pics yet of me wearing it, I need to get corseted up, and don’t have the energy right now. So here it is, on its hanger, with a peek at the inserted pleat/godet. Continue reading Burda 7029, #9: done and dusted.
The end is nigh. Sewing down facings, sewing on buttons. Many buttons. Many, many buttons. After I’d sewn the collar facing down, I decided it was too floppy, so I opened it back up, and slipped in a folded, starched piece of silk organza. Better. Not stiff and uncomfortable, but should hold up nicely. … Continue reading Burda 7029 #8: Les boutons, les boutons, hi hi hi, hon hon hon!
All the trim is stitched onto the skirt overlays, some by machine, some by hand. That was a lot of faffing, but they look really nice. Next step was to lay the lapels onto the side bodice pieces, stitch the lining/facing pieces on, and turn through. Then I pinned the assembled side pieces onto the … Continue reading Progress report -Burda 7029 #6
[Which means ‘crying’ btw] Also, ‘Piping? My eye!’ Why do I do it? Why? Why? Working on the belle epoque dress, Burda 7029, and I’d decided to step aside from the instructions and ‘improve’ the embellishment. The pattern as designed has overlaid mock lapels, which are single layer. You’re just supposed to turn the raw … Continue reading Piping my eye-Burda 7029 #2
A short post, but hopefully a bit of fun. I’ve just spent a couple of hours watching some brilliant little video lectures which I found on FaceBook, and followed to YouTube. THey’re from a series called ‘The Ultimate Fashion History’ and really do run the gamut of fashionable [mostly western] style through the ages. I’m … Continue reading Hysterical Histories