1940s dress progress pt 2

Here is what I have so far. Ive been alternating my days. One day is drawing (which I sorely need to do more of) and one day is sewing.

Once I overlocked all the pieces, it was fairly easy to put together. Because I haven't made this dress before, a couple of things I took precaution on. One was the neckline.

There is no back collar on this dress and I wasn't exactly sure how it fit together up there. I also, having a facing compulsion, wanted to make sure I didn't have to take out some stitches in order for the back facing piece I created to lay properly.

Probably my only chance to ever use a purple zipper.

The next thing is the skirt. Mainly the back of the skirt.

I thought I adjusted the pieces enough to accommodate my butt, but I was wrong. I got a bit of fold over, which I *hate*. I swear, the women who modeled for these patterns had no ass. I am trying this on with no shaper, but I still don't like it. Its not enough dislike to open up the back and add two gussets along the enter panel (which I thought about) but simply angling of the curve of the back piece a bit steeper next time will be fine. I think that last sentence only made sense to me.

Overall the bodice fits great. I didn't even do too much alteration to it. The sleeves fit great from the mock up and Once this is all sewn up, I get to choose buttons, my favorite part.

I hope to finish it by tomorrow.

***Edit***
I added gussets.

5 comments:

  1. I was just admiring your dress fabric this morning, and already you have almost completed your dress. Amazing!!! It is really gorgeous. I really love the fabric and the style. You are so talented and such an inspiration to me!

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  2. I really like the contrast panels!

    I'm also curious about what style of shaper you use. I've found a couple skirt and dress shapers, and a long line bra, at thrift stores that are amazing, but haven't really found anything in a department store that seems like it'd work (and also be fairly easy to go to the washroom in!). :)

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  3. Hi dotted lines,
    I do plan on doing a post(s) on foundation garments in the very near future. :)

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  4. Yay! Thanks. I do appreciate it. :)

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  5. This is coming along great! Good call on adding the gussets, I didn't like how the back was laying.

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