The wedding is in 2 weeks, at our house, & I’m making a dress for my friend,
Mother of the Bride. 🙂
The pattern is Vogue 1102.
“Note: No provision made for above waist adjustment.”
YIKES- What am I doing here??
My salute to the blog– Feel the Fear and Sew it Anyway! Scary sewing for me, pricey fabric, for a Friend, sigh. Tania’s blog was encouraging. 🙂 Altering! Re-designing! Grading! Oh My!
- The entire dress was re-sized, petite stature, grading up. The waist line was re-positioned, all around.
- The bodice was re-fitted for full bust allowance: bust darts were moved, altered and a couple added.
- No back bow, please! So I raised and re-shaped the bodice back and armscye.
Two Threads hidden button placket articles caution–plenty of ease! So the small covered buttons will go directly onto the dress, over the security of a back zipper closure, bodice lining extending under the zipper.
The dress fabric is cotton lawn from Britex, lined with Imperial Broadcloth, bodice underlined with silk organza. The dress fabric is pretty sheer, so the skirt is also lined. She’s worried about August heat, so the additional lining full circle was reduced to an A-line. I pulled out my reference books. For this step, the Italian one was most helpful: MODA Manualità tecnica e illustrazioni, ~”FASHION The technical of the design and relevant pictures”.
Just one more fitting, want the skirt lining? Check the hem, sew in the zipper, trim & clip the waist seam— replace all that basting with final stitching!
If there is time, my dress will be Burda 08/2013 #134, 7 yards already pre-shrunk and pressed…waiting. We may not have home-canned pickles this year, only so much time in the day. 🙂