First off I had to put darts in my lining. So I whippstitched it down to get a perfect fit...
On curvy models it is necessary to use armhole darts as well. Fun... or not. ;)
Cutting out the red fabric!!!
More darts. I pinned the dart on the dress form, then tacked it in place...
Then turned it over, pressed it open, and sewed down the groove created by the tacks.
Isn't it looking great? And yes, once I pinned the fabric onto the dress form, I decided to add gathering on the left side, for an elegant touch.
My beautiful dart that I am very proud of!
The back darts...
Cutting out the black underskirt.
Cutting the black sleeve.
Black sleeve finished!
There's going to be a little break from this dress after this post. I have another (commissioned!) project I've started work on today, and that has to be completed within the week. So stay tuned!