Eveningwear Dress Progress — Assembly

I’m finally at the assembly stage of my dress, so things should go fairly quickly from here on in. I adjusted the gathers on my skirt layers so they hang properly. I also shortened the top layer a bit by cutting about 1.5″ off the top. Initially, I drafted it so there would be quite a bit of space (around 4″) between the right and left openings at the waist. When I looked at on the form, it was immediately apparent that it would look better with a smaller opening. In order to make the waist seam a bit wider, I cut off the curved top to make the curve longer. Now the opening is smaller, around 1.5″. I think it looks better.

I also cut an opening in the skirt for the side zip and an opening in the back so I can get it over my head.

back view

neckline opening in back

opening for the zip in the skirt

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7 Comments

  1. mrsmole
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    It is coming along so well and I can see you have put a lot of thought into every section and sequence of construction and sewing. Fantastic!

  2. Posted September 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is going to be stunning! I love love love your fabrics.

  3. Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Pass the smelling salts!!! You are going to be the belle of the ball. How luck your girls are to grow up with such a creative mother!

  4. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, this looks so amazing!

  5. cliophineas
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, this is really coming right along!

    Will you be wearing the top part sheer as is or will there be something under it?

    • Posted September 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

      There will be a slip under it. I’m planning on attaching the remaining skirt layers to the slip.

  6. sunnyb64
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 8:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    This is going to be amazing when it’s done!

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