Saturday, April 27, 2013

Green Sleeve

I have one sleeve ready to be placed. The cap pleats are only pinned at this point as the stitching goes through the outer and inner sleeve. But check out the strange cuffs! There is also a small dart at the elbow, which I thought odd. Yes...all those pleats were a pain in the behind :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bodice Done

The bodice is complete with piping. Next up the sleeves.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Green Check Bodice Progress

First I must say this is a difficult pattern to work with. I'm finding the finished dimensions not as accurately as I'd like them, which then threw off the FBA adjustment. I used the size based on the measurements given but think I could have used a size of two smaller with just the FBA. But with a few tweaks I think I have it fitting the way I need. Had to take in the waist several inches after the adjustment, more than was added with the adjustment, and take a lot out of the the armsyce.

Here is the bodice so far.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hopewell Furnace Dress Progress

The bodice is cut out and progressing. The lining is basically just a darted bodice, so nothing spectacular. The fashion fabric bodice is a pleated with several pleats. Looks like a fan front. I have one side done; here are some pictures.

Full bodice side

A close up of the pleats
A little closer
There are more pleats than the pattern calls for as I had to expand the bust line, which in turn added to the waist. Now on to the next side.