So I started with the underskirt because I wanted to know the final length my overskirt had to be for this to work.
As normal, the floor was covered with metres of frills as I decided to change by plans for the underskirt. Rather then making it half frilly and half patterned fabric, I decided to make it into a reversible underskirt!
No petticoat underneath at the moment as I could not be bothered to get it out but with the amount of frills on it at the moment this underskirt can act nicely as a casual petticoat. Although it is a bit wrinkly at the moment but with a bit of ironing it should be fine. Although this underskirt will require a bit of maintenance since it is made from lawn cotton which wrinkles like there is no tomorrow. However it is lovely and soft.
Im starting to learn to machine quilt, I have made one before but it was quite wonky, I didn't use adhesive spray and I was using flannel, so it was quite hard for me. What other sewing projects are you working on?
Project Title : Navy blue Apron Style Overskirt and Underskirt
Short Project Description: A frilly overskirt with underskirt which can double up as a bustle skirt.
Projected Deadline: By 17 March because of a competition.
Pattern(s) Used: Underskirt will be half normal cupcake while the other half will be a frilly underskirt so no pattern needed (I think) and as for the overskirt.....I think I am going to make it up a bit.
Materials needed: Navy blue suit fabric for the overskirt and underskirt will be white cotton lawn and some really pretty peacock printed curtain material.
Challenges or obstacles : Not sure...
So this is my rough design and I think it is possible. I might add some lace along the bottom of the underskirt but that is easy enough. Oh and I will probably make some hair accessories as well.
Hey Sew-Loli! It's been a while, but I return, bearing news and another picture-heavy post! Most of this was done during a break I took from the dress itself. Considering this project has made me want to drop-kick my sewing machine into the ocean a couple times, I figured I should take a break from it and focus on the other aspects of the coord. About a month and a half after I make the initial registration, I finally get around to actually posing update pictures. Aaannnd I managed to get everything done EXCEPT for the dress itself. I thought I'd share my progress with you thus far.
Update to my last entry: http://sew-loli.livejournal.com/182
Spoiler Alert: The dress is the kitchen sink!
- Current Mood:TRIUMPHANT
The pattern I'm using calls for 36 yards of tulle, but I'm not sure if I should use the softer tulle or the stiffer tulle. Which would hold up better in the wash over the years? I'm thinking the stiffer tulle may be my best bet, but you know, second opinions by other sewists is always helpful. ^^
Thanks in advance for the help.
Project Start Date early Feb
Planned Finish Date late Feb
Actual Finish Date 28 Feb
Did you make changes from original plan?
yes. I made many changes. Some details look good in the sketch but look rather ridiculous in real life so I have to change them.
Did you discover something you want to share?
How happy are you with the result? 120%
The result is more than expected. I am so happy now >////< And I think this op gives some doll feeling :3
this costs(roughly) :
7m white chiffon, 2m beige cotton, 3m red cotton and 15m+ laces, etc. so this op is quite heavy.
It is fully lined and has hidden pocket (which I decide not to rip it open yet).
I will take it to photo-shoot next week :3( Images heavy... :PCollapse )
For someone with that body type, is it best to tailor it in under her bust to follow her body shape? Or would that make it look like a maternity shirt? I want to make something that will make her feel beautiful, because she's down on herself about her body sometimes. Properly fitted clothes make everyone look better.
I'm going to make a mock-up and fit her with it, but I want to have something fairly good before she tries it on.
Thanks for any help!