Archive for February 9th, 2012

February 9, 2012

Inside the Dress

Well, the pop ups are gone. So far, no one else has seen them on my blog but I’ve been “talking” with some other wordpress users who noticed pop ups on other blogs on Tuesday as well. I still don’t know what was causing them exactly but I have reason to believe that they weren’t malicious. I feel a little silly about how much this shook me up but I hated to think about someone attacking my work and my readers. Hopefully this is the last of that!

I thought it might be fun to show a little peek at the inside of my purple dress.

A few construction details:

  • The darts in the lining were sewn as pleats. Before I decided to add the open back seam, the dress was very snug and I wanted to reduce the strain and stress on the garment.
  • You can see how I finished the center back seam with the lace trim. I also used the same lace trim for the hem of the skirt.
  • The ribbon was sewn into the lace trim seam. Unfortunately, it started to fray after the first use so I’m going to have to think of a different method.
  • I made a rookie mistake and didn’t understitch at the neckline or armhole. I just couldn’t figure out how to do it with the lining method I used but I regret it now because the lining peaks out. It’s not enough that the average person would see it but I know it’s showing.

I love seeing the insides of handmade garments! Do you? What your favorite details to peek at?

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