Putting the Pieces Together
For some of you, it may seem as if this project is moving along pretty slowly. While I don’t want to be sewing on this wedding dress the night before the wedding, things are feeling OK for now. This weekend I was able to put the pieces together for the first time and while this photo hardly looks like a completed dress, the pieces are fitting together as planned.
Now before you look down the page and see something not all that spectacular I need to fore-warn you. What you’re seeing is the lining, the skirt and a waist ribbon pinned together. So those extra bunches, pulls and creases will go away.
Since this was at my mother’s house, there was easy access to a sewing machine however my mother’s iron is similar to one I had as a child. Ironing the seams was a task that needed to wait until I returned home.
In the next post I’ll show you how the skirt was draped and constructed.