Wednesday, September 12, 2007

One more night of work and it's done

This has been the project consuming me lately, and with one more night of handwork the dress will be done. It's made of a wool and silk and linen blend fabric that is slick as snot. It was so hard to work with, it's heavy and it's so slippery the pins were just sliding out of the fabric while I was trying to sew. There was a huge amount of hand work with the pleated satin ribbon and the hand sewn buttons on the bodice. But honestly, I like how it's turned out, and it will be warm for cold weather events.
I had thought about putting some pleated ribbon on the skirt, but I think that would be a bit of overkill. I think I'll live with it for awhile, I still have plenty of ribbon, but I don't know if I'll decide to add any or not. The skirt is already very heavy without it, though I think it would add to the contrast to the buttons and the sleeves.

1 comment:

Fiber Ninja said...

Wow, is that dress gorgeous!! I love the ribbon trim on the sleeves; I don't think ribbon on the skirt would be overkill, it might tie the whole piece together.