Monday, October 4, 2010

Red and Black Party Frock Part 2

The saga of the red and black dress continues!

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!


Victoria Rose said...

That is gorgeous, Elena! Wish I could sew like that. :(


Lillian said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't wait to see it once it's finished! lol, you make designing and sewing a dress sound so easy.

Apprentice Seamstress said...

I love it! Very stylish!

Elizabeth Amy Hajek said...

Thank you all so much!

Lillian - ha, it's not easy! But it is a matter of taking it step by step and not letting the magnitude of a project freak you out. I do hope that my costume diaries help and inspire others to do more sewing.

Elarinya said...

Oh my gosh, that is gorgeous already! I want to buy it! ;)

My mom has tried so many times to teach me how to far it hasn't worked. :P But you do make sewing look so much more fun!

Resa said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What size is it????