The Ballet Dress is the dress that I plan to wear to the ballet next weekend. I have been very slowly working on sewing the lining together and using it as a muslin. A muslin is a test garment that is constructed to help with fit. Imagine cutting into a gorgeous silk fabric and discovering that you need an extra inch in the bodice or hips. Creating a test garment lets you do all the testing on a cheaper fabric.
The one problem with my fabric is that it is lining fabric so it doesn’t hang the same as my fashion fabric will and I discovered it is VERY staticy. So I have an idea of fit but not the true finished hang of the dress.
Without further ado…
Remember I am keeping the colour as a surprise so all pics will be in B&W. The real surprise could be whether or not I get it done! It’s very clingy but, again, that is the lining fabric. Don’t be thinking Funnygrrl will be leaving the house in such clingy-ness. My dress fabric is much heavier and will hang much better.
Now on to the good. The seam under the bodice is perfectly placed. I thought it may be a little too high but it is just right. The V-neck and armholes will be neater once the dress is sewn to it. I’m happy with the size and depth of the neckline and armholes and I’m confident that once sewn with the dress they will fit nicely.
Just a reminder of what the finished product will be. I almost forgot I had to do a coat too…
What I’m listening to: Contrabanda by DeVotchKa