My first hurdle was the bodice. I got the top portion done no problem but when it came time to attach the band I could not get it to lay right. So I stopped and put it away, thinking I would come back to it with fresh eyes a little later. Yeah, um...so a year and some change is still qualified as later right?
Well this past spring I pulled it out again, hoping I could get it done in time for summer but that didn't happen. But the good news, I got over the first hurdle! :) But after that was another set back and it wasn't until just recently that I pulled it out again to fix my mistakes and get it to the point it's at now.
Take a look. :)
|The dress nearly complete - just need to hem the bottom and add the zipper|
|See that little pointy part on the band? That was the first hurdle|
|I did french seams on both the outer and lining fabric - no raw edges!|
|French seams just look so much prettier - it's my new favorite way to finish seams|
|Didn't want raw edges so made my own bias tape for the seam where the bodice attaches to the skirt|
|All that is left is the zipper -- my next hurdle!|