Monday, March 8, 2010

Almost There

The dress is almost finished.

I got the zipper in. Funny how it went in perfectly the second time around! I also brought the side skirt seams in by 1/4", the part that I actually added when I cut the pieces. Finally, the bands on the dress were taken in by 1/2". I had to open up the side seam to do that...

That leaves the hem and the hook/eye then the dress will be finished. I have the jacket pieces cut, so when the dress is finished, I'll start on that.

I'm pretty pleased so far, despite all of the fiddling early on with the bands.
Inside sleeve. Catching stitching hem.
Inside skirt, front pleats. If you look closely, you can see the stitching lines.


Hanging for a day or so before hemming. Doris is happy to wear the dress until then!

7 comments:

sarah said...

it's looking so gorgeous!! can't wait to see it on you!

Rachel said...

Stunning! Can't wait to see it on you.

Debi said...

Fantastic! It looks so great!!

Trudy Callan said...

It's coming along beautifully. So elegant, and I love the color.

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Steph said...

Oooh! I love the tabbed details. I have a late 50's dress with similar tabs, what year is yours? Lovely lovely.

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thanks so much!

Steph, while the pattern isn't dated, based on the measurements I'd date it at early 50's/pre 1956. I loved the tabs too; it's what attracted me to the pattern!