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Dress Chronicles: Episode 4

Some preliminary modeling showed that the bodice was definitely going to be way too wide, so I took in the sides and back a bit, figuring that it’s not extraordinarily difficult to take in more later.

With the various sections ready, it’s time to put everything together!

Not shown:

  • Sew together the upper skirt, lower skirt, and lining (including netting)
  • Gather the top of the skirt assembly

Lessons learned:

  • Taking in the bodice but not the skirt meant that the gathers on the skirt were insufficient to match with the bodice circumference, so I had to add some tabs to fake it
  • Tabs are ugly and hard to sew, but seem to be pretty well invisible
  • My sewing table doesn’t have enough space to the left of the machine for that much skirt!
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