Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Gown!

Here it is!!! The stole is almost done, but I wanted to get the gown documented... I spent today slipstitching the bodice lining into place.
I am thoroughly AMAZED that there were no major disasters making this! I will say one thing regarding fit: the waistline is a true 50's wasp waist. This is a 32B-26 1/2 W. My waist is 27" and there is NO ease whatsover.
Having said that, with all of the ruching, the waist NEEDS to be pulled taught otherwise it would look like a sack of gathering and the curves would be completely lost. Just keep that in mind if you ever decide to make this.

I will get more pictures from the cruise and promise to post them so that everybody can see the final, finished look!

Thank you all for following me on this project!

12 comments:

sewabeginner said...

Gorgeous!

Sickofitcindy said...

Beautiful dress! Great job!

Debi said...

Oh wow! this has to be one of the best gown creations I have ever seen! It is so beautiful!! Great job--it looks like it came from a couture house! I absolutely love it and you look stunning!

Rebecca said...

I found you through SewRetro! You made a beautiful gown! It is so impressive!

Shannon said...

All your work really paid off - you look beautiful!

When Ladies Dressed said...

Thank you very much! I finished the stole last night and promise to post pictures from the cruise!

It was such a pleasure making this gown. Apart from two self-induced gaffs, which were easily corrected, it went sooo smoothly!

Thanks again!

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

Wow. Wow.Wow. Just fabulous, gorgeous and stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice love it

newtosewing said...

Love it Great job

Molly said...

It is an incredible dress, you deserve to be proud! I adore the style and the colour, have a great time on your cruise!

Sigrid said...

Beautiful!!

HeathersSphere said...

Kellie, your gown is delectably gorgeous! You look regal and chic! Thanks for sharing!