Monday, December 19, 2011

LRD continues

The sleeves have been installed. I bound the seams in the same manner that I bound the neckline using a bias strip and its raw edge.

This has turned into a bigger project than planned but aren't they all a week before Christmas? After some errand running today I will hit the dress again. Today will be the zipper and hems and then a belt for the waist, I think a bow belt. I used over 90 inches of width in the lace skirt and lining. It is heavy. The whole dress is heavy. To deal with this I will add a waistline stay when near the end and will use horsehair on the hem of the lining as well as some net ruffling underneath, all little details not originally planned on but seeming necessary. So, hopefully late today will be done! Here is the skirt and you can get an idea of the weight.


7 comments:

  1. Looking fantastic. All those details do add to the construction time, but as you well know, will be priceless later.

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  2. Oh, my gosh! Yummy, yummy, yummy! I am coveting your LRD already, Bunny.

    Kathy

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  3. It's going to be so beautiful Bunny!

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  4. Beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished dress!

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  5. I am eager to see what you post tomorrow...this is whetting my appetite for a LBlueD for myself. :-)

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  6. so much fun, I LOVE party dresses. can't wait to see it.

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  7. This will be fabulous. Go Bunny go!

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