It is finally beginning to feel like Fall in my neck of the woods! I am hopeful that this crisp weather lasts; however, being in Georgia, the weather can quickly revert back to temperatures in the 80s. Considering the fact that I haven't completed many items for my Fall wardrobe, a rise in temperature would be ok with me too.
I am here today because this week is the final countdown to my baby brother's wedding, and I have been sewing like a madwoman, lol!!! Every night I make my way up to my sewing closet, crank up my machine, and work on my dress choice for the wedding...Threadcount 1610.
So far I have the bodice finished, except for a few seams I have left basted in case I need to take them in. I really wanted to get this garment to a place where I could try it on and see what I was working with. It fits my dressform nicely, but I have a little more cushion in my waist than it shows since I have not padded it yet.
Well, I tried it on a couple of times, and was surprised to see that the bodice is still a little loose. Today I plan to attach the skirt and add the zipper so I can make my final tweaks to the dress. Hopefully that will all go smoothly because, lo and behold, my throat has started to hurt and I haven't been feeling the best. This dress will need a lot of me pushing through in order to get it done.
Through this whole thing, I can say I am grateful to have the bodice done!! That, by far, has been the more intensive part of the garment, while the skirt portion is simpler. It only has a few tucks, gathers, and pockets before it gets joined together.
I will try to update my blog once I finish the dress, but I may wait until after the wedding before I post a full review with photos. I will tell you that I have a "back-up" plan just in case this dress doesn't work out, BUT my hubby has already backed me into a corner and told me I have no choice but to move forward and finish this one! I agree with his sentiments, and am doing all I can to make it happen!
Stay sew filled!