Always a new challenge

3 Jul

After deciding to nix the sweetheart neckline and switch it to what one Pattern Review member has said is a bandeau neckline, things sped up a bit on the construction front.


I am holding the tails of the bandeaux behind my back.  They will be attached somehow later on.  As it is, I can still get in and out of the dress without a zipper – yay!  So this is all lovely and the dress is together and I can move on to making under skirts etc.  But wait!  My under dress patterns are for the sweetheart neckline or a scoop neck.  Here is the pattern lying on my pristine white shimmer organza.


And I wasn’t crazy about the results of the sweetheart one anyway.  So now – bandeau under dress with elastic straps? That doesn’t provide a lot of support for those skirts, which weight a few pounds.  These gowns cannot just hang on the sheer illusion fabric and a bit of clear elastic at the shoulder seams.  Plus I need to allow for the straps of the body suit, which, in my view has to be removable.

So the plan-du-jour is to make the under dress with this pattern using nice, strong power mesh.  I used it for the current gown and it really helps make a nice, smooth line.  Then we will do trials with Miss Mitzie and me and see how the straps can be made to be the least conspicuous.  Stay tuned!

One Response to “Always a new challenge”

  1. demoiselle July 5, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    The color and the shape of this dress are beautiful! You’re making me miss my brief stint doing ballroom dancing classes as a teen. I wish that hubby and I could afford lessons. Just the other weekend we were having a blast at a wedding pretending we remembered how to do the swing.

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