Sunday, November 09, 2008

The Dior Dress ~ so far...

It's been a day full of highs and lows...

The dress is almost finished and I'm happy with some parts of it and dissatisfied with others. I was so preoccupied with getting the binding on the neckline correctly that I sewed it down then realized I hadn't added the lining...and it took so much effort to get the binding on correctly that I just couldn't bear the thought of unpicking it...so the dress is unlined.

I also don't think the belt is going to work...unless I come up with another idea. I'm tired now so I know it's time to stop, clean up and get ready for work tomorrow.

Here's a sneak peek...I know you want to see how I'm doing so far...


There's plenty of finishing work left to do...more buttons need to be sewn on the dress...the hook and eye added to the back neckline...shoulder pads sewn in...hem cut and bound...and of course, the major decision, "What to do about the belt?"

I'm not sure this is going to end up being a good interpretation...it might just end up being a nice work dress...*sigh*


14 comments:

  1. It is looking good so far. As for the lining can you just handstitch it in around the neckline(below the binding)? The rest of it will be machine sewn so that small amount of handstitching shouldn't put you off....

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  2. It's looking great so far. I have no ideas for the belt too, but i would agree with vicki. I would try to line it. I think it's worth the extra work. It would be too bad if you wouldn't wear this fab dress.

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  3. There's nothing wrong with a "nice work dress". I think it looks great so far! Been there with the lining issue. You have my complete sympathy on that one.

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  4. I don't remember the inspiration dress, but I think the interpretation looks good. I like it. Slips are good, but lining is easier, I know.

    Sounds like you had a good weekend. g

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  5. Oh, I'm liking what I see so far! I can't wait to see it done and one you - it will be very sharp indeed. I'm going to assume you have fabulous shoes and accessories for that, too, right?

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  6. The binding is lovely! I understand your reluctance to take it out. I do so hate it when things don't go according to plan...which is almost always!

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  7. I like the dress so far. The binding looks wonderful! A nice slip would do the job if you didn't want to un-do anything :)

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  8. I think you have done a beautiful job! I just finished a jacket and I am really a bit disappointed with the way it turned out. It's wearable, but it just isn't quite as nice as I had hoped. I blame my inexperience as a sewer (I've only been sewing for a few months and this is only my third jacket). Still, it's a disappointment nevertheless. Believe it or not, hearing that an experienced sewer like you occasionally has projects that just don't turn out quite as well as you had hoped gives me some encouragement to keep trying! The dress is lovely, and perhaps you can try again with some different fabric and your results on the second attempt will be closer to the final product you were hoping for.

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  9. Instead of a belt, how about a line of binding just stitched down along the waist, giving it that "belt" look without actually being a belt. It's looking really good so far.

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  10. Ok, that dress is shaping up really nice. I can't wait to see the entire thing!

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  11. It's cute! I can't wait to see the finish product.

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  12. I love this! The trim and the buttons are fabulous. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  13. Funny, I just figured, oh.... she should just do the lining by machine where she can and hand stitch around the neck! Or even maybe do a top stitch in the ditch under the edge of the binding so it won't show. Anyway, I'm with Vicki... it will look great! You always put great talent into your work!

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