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Costume Progress

Three day weekend. Guess what I did?

After finishing the neck facing, I put the zipper in and tried it on for the first time. It felt like I was wearing a cloud!
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I spent most of Sunday trying to fix issues with puckering, etc., from difficulty with the zipper and my brilliant idea to incorporate part of the bodice into the skirt portion with the chiffon.

Do not try this at home! If I had it to do again, I would have made a separate bodice incorporating the princess seams, and the skirt with six panels in the poly and two in the chiffon. It would have hung better and saved time.

Nevertheless, it is what it is, and after awhile, I quit monkeying with it, because I felt I was doing more harm than good.
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Left to do: the sleeves are ready to sew into the dress, then finishing the collar, then the hems. Three hems, because the skirts are not attached at the waist and fall separately from that point. I should get some great movement as a result.

I did French seams on the sides of the chiffon skirts - my first time doing that. Again, a learning experience, but I did the inside layer first, so the outer one looks super. :)

Kitty pic, because:
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logospilgrim
Sep. 3rd, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)
That is such a beautiful dress...

And, kitty!! ♥
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 4th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks!

Yes, Bunny rather likes having her picture taken. ;-)
dreamer_98
Sep. 5th, 2014 07:17 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! I admire crafty people who can sew and put together beautiful costumes like that.

Also, hi kitty!
bonnie_halfelvn
Sep. 6th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Thank you, but anyone can learn. I am challenging myself a bit more than I really should, but I started with a few lessons from JoAnn's.
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