Why I failed in how I wanted to participate in Me-Made May ’14 and, why you did not hear/see a lot of me during May and June!
I had great fun shopping for the fabric! White silk dupioni, silk organza, white silk charmeuse, white lace, dusty pink satin, tulle, Jeweled piece on tulle (for belt), covered boning, dusty pink floral buttons, separating zipper, and 7″ zipper (for skirt). Oh, and a off-white beautiful piece of lace for shoulder “sleeves”.
Here’s the inspiration dress!
The basic pattern I used was Butterick 4131. I made a muslin mock of all for fitting.
Cutting silk: I took tips from Jen from Grainline Studio. Best advice ever…this step was drama-free!
I basted the silk organza to wrong side of all bodice pieces cut from the silk dupioni; then basted the lace to the right side of all bodice pieces.
I ruched (or, “rouched”) silk organza as an overlay for the bodice and, that was basted to the bodice as well. A separating zipper is the main closure in the back of the bodice. Additional closure touches in back are the pretty dusty pink buttons – I stitched button loops using ribbon! Then boning was added and this bodice was fully lined in silk charmeuse.
Then, I hand-stitched the jeweled belt to the bodice and the jeweled lace at shoulders (as sleeves). I also, sewed a fabric bow from the dusty pink satin. I attached to back of bodice using hook and eyes. Bodice completed…and, I was one tired Chica!
I will tell you about the construction of the skirt next time! Until then,