Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pink Austen Dress - Part 4

Almost done! You wouldn't believe one costume could take so much work, could you?

With a sheer skirt one has to sew a lot of french seams!
The skirt in all it's glory.
Finding out what hem works best for the bottom of the skirt. This fabric is difficult to work with!
Putting on the hem. First a zig-zag, then a straight stitch.
I used a zig-zag to attach the over skirt and petticoat at the waist and center back seam (where the zipper will go). This keeps them from slipping when I stitch them to the bodice, and prevent fraying.
Sewing skirt to bodice!
Tacking on the waist trim...
Nearly done! (Just have to finish sewing on the waist trim and add a zipper!)


Katrina said...

Oh, it's beautiful!

Maggie D said...

Elena, that's so pretty! I have a skirt made out of very similar fabric as the overskirt, and the same color, roughly :o