Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ballgown: Day 9 (Or, Puzzle Pieces)

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After a much-needed day off on Thursday, I got back to it yesterday. My bodice is cut, and I've started the long, slow process of construction. I marked darts and tucks in chalk, and sewed - very slowly - skittery chiffon-weight georgette so light it barely exists. I hand-basted crepe-back satin to its underlining; sewed the lining to the back panel and understitched to give it a soft, clean roll; stood on the back steps in the sun for a few seconds before sewing the next seam.

Laid out on the table, it doesn't look like much, but I have almost all the puzzle pieces made as of last night; now I just have to put them together. Tonight is Sparklepants' and my good friend Rockett's ballgown presentations, so I'll be taking a few hours off of sewing to cheer them on.

Happy Saturday!


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