About reconfiguration and fluffification.

18 Aug

Making good use of my sewing room components with wheels, moving stuff around until it is optimal for skirt/flounce integration.

Add skirts:

Side view:

Front view:

Why did I decide to sew all three underskirts together before adding the flounces?  Beats me!  If anyone is reading this to help build their own ballgown, please do as I say, not as I do.  Flounce first, combine second.  Unless you like sewing in a sea of organza, which is quite an experience, I admit.  I have two other wheelie cabinets that I should have attached to this one.  I’d like to say “live and learn” and hope it happens.  Come back and check at this phase of dress #8 and we’ll see…

There has been a good deal of discussion about the back of this dress with my Design Consultant, who felt that it looked too straight across the back in spite of my rather heated insistence that it is indeed curved.  I created curved pattern pieces, cut it curved,  sewed it curved and it is curved, damn it!  Had to put the dress on and assume dance position to prove that it is, in fact, curved.  So if you have looked at the photos from the other day and thought “Hmmm…looks kind of straight across back there,” you were wrong.  And my concern, that it looked a bit wrinkled and should maybe be taken in a bit is also nullified by adding the weight of the skirts.  No photos of that yet, but soon.

– belated apologies to the guys at The Sporkful as I see I have inadvertently snitched a bit of their style in the title.  If you have ever argued with anyone about how to make a grilled cheese sandwich the “correct” way or the appropriate way to eat a chicken wing, this is the podcast for you.  Two full episodes on toast.

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