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|Reviewed by:||knitsewmuch|| |
|Posted on:||4/28/12 1:09 AM |
|Last Updated:||3/10/14 11:17 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 3 people Very Helpful by 13 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Formalwear |
|Available for sale on PR: $27.50 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Polyester Chiffon [See other projects in this fabric]|
|My daughter picked this pattern after searching through many catalogs. Unfortunately prom is less than a a month away and there was no time to order a prom dress. We did not even look locally for daughter's fear that someone else would show up in the same dress and we can't have that right? |
I thought I'd chronicle the progress here:
4/7/12 Daughter cut out pattern pieces as I studied the pattern instructions and previous reviews.
4/8/12 Daughter steamed the satin, chiffon, and lining fabrics as I studied the pattern instructions and made notes for how I wanted to construct the garment.
Decided not to use the chiffon fabric for the dress so had to eliminate a step for the skirt lining application. This dress will be constructed with the drape, train, and overskirt in chiffon. The dress, skirt, and bodice foundation will be cut from the satin fabric and the bodice lining will be cut from matching lining fabric. Have not decided if we will line the skirt since the satin skirt will act as a "lining" for the chiffon overskirt.
Cut out sew-in interfacing and taught daughter how to mark interfacing with pattern markings. Cut out all bodice pieces needed from satin fabric, matched interfacing to foundation pieces and placed in ziplock storage bags to protect from accidental stains, etc.
4/9/12 began sewing interfacing to foundation only to find I'd sewn to wrong side of foundation, after studying pattern-- notice a theme? Removed ( glad I hand sewed) interfacing and sewed to "wrong side" which was actually the right side-- should have cut foundation pieces out in single layer layout with pattern pieces and fabric right side up. But, no worries, foundation will not be seen anyway.
4/11/12 Finished basting interfacing to remaining foundation pieces. Cut out chiffon drapes and back bodice piece. Found that using tissue paper under the chiffon and sewing chiffon with tissue paper and then removing made chiffon much easier to handle. Also began inserting boning into the bodice. Used kitchen shears to cut boning and used nail emery board to smooth the edges after rounding them with the shears. Held bodice pieces up to daughter--uh oh-- not sure of fit. I double checked her measurements against the pattern measurements. I won't worry until I get the side seam sewn and try it on. I'm praying the dress will fit her properly. I have really enjoyed each step in the process of making this dress and it is a lovely pattern. The plan for tomorrow is to get the bodice finished and fitted and begin cutting out skirt pieces.
4/13/12 have bodice fitted. Actually had to take it in some. Cut out bodice lining. Tomorrow I plan to cut out the chiffon overskirt and train. Will have to use king size bed to lay out the huge piece. Will also need to use lots of tissue paper to stabilize while cutting and sewing.
4/23/12 coming down home stretch. The prom is this weekend. We had a final fitting tonight with the shoes and accessories. Only need to hem the dress, finish making the rosettes and make the shrug. My daughter loves it and I think she looks beautiful in it. Pictures will be taken and uploaded soon.
4/25/12 spent last night cutting out the shrug in chiffon. Sewed shrug but does not really look like pattern picture. Not done with it yet but so far don't think I like it in chiffon fabric-- too flimsy.
Also cut out and sewed remaining flowers. Began arranging along bodice front.
Plan to practice using rolled hemmed foot using the chiffon fabric before hemming. Keeping fingers crossed.
4/27/12 finished dress. Love this pattern. The best part was seeing my daughter's face when she tried it on tonight. She looks beautiful in it. Can't wait to see the look on her daddy's face when he sees her in it.
Didn't like the shrug. Maybe I will have time to play around with it tomorrow before the prom.
4/28/12. Went back to fabric store and purchased more chiffon-- luckily it was on sale. This time I measured my daughter and cut the shrug out a little wider. It did not look like the pic on the pattern envelope but it was still flattering. My daughter told me that when she and her date went to dinner it was kind of awkward at first because as they were walking past other diners to be seated people stopped and looked at her and she heard a few "wows" as she passed by. A few people even came to her table and told her how stunning she looked. I am so happy that I had a part in making her first prom extra special.
3/10/14 Added more photos of dress detail.
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