Hello! I'm back after 2 weeks of no class! Tutor was injured so one class was cancelled, and last week I was sick as a dog so I couldn't go to class.
Today I put elastic under the bust to gather in the dress.
I measured under my bust (74cm) and cut 3cm less (71cm) of elastic.
|Threaded elastic through using a safety pin.|
Now on to shortening the skirt! I decided to keep the skirt a little longer than what I originally wanted. The skirt now sits a few centimeters above the knee.
|Measuring around the skirt to ensure accurate hemming.|
I had to cut 15cms of excess fabric off. This process was pretty time consuming, I had to measure all the way around the entire skirt to make sure that I was cutting exactly 15cms off evenly. I had to measure, then place pins around the whole skirt where the hem should finish.
|Pinning around the entire skirt to indicate were the hem should finish.|
Then I had to allow 3cms seam allowance (I think that's what it's called?)
|Cutting 3cms below the hem.|
I then had to fold up the hem, pin it, then fold 5mm under and pin. Next week I will be hand stitching the hem. That's right, hand stitching. Using my own hands. I thought the tutor was kidding when she told me that.
|Now to hand stitch!|
Tutor says that hand stitching will give the hem a nicer hem, "This is not a crappy dress from Target" - quote tutor.
Next week tutor will show me how to hand stitch, which I will do myself at home to finish this dress.
This Sunday I will be going to The Fabric Store to browse through Vogue patterns (on sale for $12!!) and to choose fabric for my Vogue dress.
I really love this fabric from Lincraft, so it will be my back up if I don't see anything I like at The Fabric Store.
|Fantasy Floral, Cotton Sateen. $18/m|