Again, quite a lot has happened since my last wedding dress update. Researching and buying my new sewing machine took a considerable amount of time but I’ve still managed to do quite a bit of work on the dress.
- Hand sewed the rest of the neckline
- Fixed some seams in the draping in the front that I wasn’t satisfied with
- Attaching the last two layers of the skirt
- Hand sewed the two upper skirt layers to the zipper
- Closed each skirt with a french seam below the zipper
- Made the waistband and attached it to the dress with a few stitches here and there.
- Cut off some excess fabric at the bottom
To finish the neckline, I basically had to hand sew it twice. The first seam was needed to force the silk chiffon to simply stay in place. Since I wanted the “zig-zag” pattern to be prominent, I had to stretch the fabric around the edge before securing it. The tension then caused the neckline to tilt out from the body. The tilting was fixed by stretching the fabric even further and then securing it with the second seam.
Attaching the last to layers and sewing them to the zipper wasn’t very hard, only time-consuming :) One interesting detail worth mentioning was the french seam below the zipper. It was a bit tricky and required a bit of hand sewing closest to the zipper but the result was pretty nice. Think I’m gonna post a guide on that when I can prepare some clear how-to pictures.
Now all that’s left to do is hand sewing the bottom hem. Just 9m to go, then it’s completely finished :D
August 27, 2013 at 21:21
Waaaaaa it looks gorgeous..!!!!!
August 27, 2013 at 21:33
Thank you :D
August 27, 2013 at 22:13
You’re welcome, can’t wait to see how it looks when you are wearing it! What a great job you have done on this dress.. I’m officially impressed! (as if I wasn’t impressed enough before..)
August 28, 2013 at 06:22
I’ll make sure to post some pictures when we’re back from the honeymoon then :)
August 29, 2013 at 15:34
you better do that :) looks awesome nicole talk soon dan
August 29, 2013 at 16:05
Ty :) Perhaps I’ll log on some time during the weekend :) Btw, you don’t feel like playing Dota 2 with me?
August 29, 2013 at 15:54
Oh, Nicole, den ser jätte snygg ut, vad duktig du är, jag tror den ser ännu finare på dig när den är klar.
August 29, 2013 at 16:05
Tack så mycket :)
September 1, 2013 at 10:55
Wihoo, looking good girl, can’t wait to see you in it!
By the way, finally got my machine to Uppsala so first out will be curtains and then the knot pillow and maybe a dress ;)
September 1, 2013 at 12:03
Thanks :) Yay! That’s great :D I’m so excited about making a knot pillow for myself. But I know that I need to finish the dress first :( But one skirt is done, only two more to go!
September 1, 2013 at 23:32
tick tock tick tock :) but what you done so far looks pretty sweet :) good luck nicole talk soon ,
September 2, 2013 at 07:00
Thanks :) Yeah, I really feel the clock is tickin but I sorted out some stuff (like living arrangements in Tokyo) this weekend so my stress level have gone down a bit :)
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