The dress is complete except for the little things such as whether a bow or a button to close the top of the bodice. The pattern suggests a bow; I think so buttons may be nicer. Not sure, will decide tomorrow.
|What can I do to spice this|
So putting the last bits together were time consuming because there was such a lot of hand sewing. The neck and sleeves are finished with bias binding facings. I think the look is more finished than a regular facing and may have to incorporate this trick into other projects. There are also plackets on both sides of the dress. There is a small opening on the right, a couple of inches, and a larger on the left. Both openings required 2 plackets for each side which results in even more hand sewing.
The sleeves were a breeze. Since they are supposed to be gathered, there was not the fussing over the excess ease that I normally engage in. This dress requires shoulder pads…hey it was the 40s! But I cheated, I used some shoulder pads I bought at a tailoring shop. The pads are a little big but do give the correct silhouette.
Now do I make a slip or use one I already own. Hmmmm decisions decisions. I have to wear this dress on Sunday so I need to decide fast. Maybe tomorrow I can get a picture of the dress on,…depending on how the day goes.