Last week you were left with a picture of a strapless and zipperless Lily...but I worked at it during the week and here's how it looked on Saturday :
|Sorry for the mirror picture...on top of this it's the only full-length mirror in my flat, and not the best thing in front of which to take pictures. Maybe it's not really obvious, but the waist was actually too high, which makes my hips look huge.|
- waist is too high
- skirt is not long enough (but this is only a matter of personal taste)
- there seems to be some excess fabric at the back just above the bum, but this point apparently is only the result of the waist being too high.
|First I drew a line on my pattern pieces. I chose to draw it 2cm above the bottom of each piece.|
|Then I cut...|
|...And taped it onto my sheet of checkered non-woven interfacing. I love this stuff, it's really so useful! And after taping, all there's left to do is re-draw the lines between the upper part and the lowest, cut it...|
|...and voilà! My four bodice pieces, with extra length added! Seems like they're going to match quite well, won't they?|
|Why do cats always choose to sprawl on your fabric when you're doing something that requires focus like tracing or cutting? Luckily, this is only muslin fabric...|
...and then ripped apart the bodice from the skirt on my muslin, to sew the new bodice on. (I chose not to make another muslin for the skirt part, as I didn't think only lengthening it would dramatically alter the fit).
And by Saturday evening, when I went to bed, everything was sewn in place except for the zipper.
|IT FITS!My hips don't look as huge as they did now, do they?|
|And from the back, no sign of too-much fabric left anymore! It might look a bit tight , but that's because I left a big seam allowance as I sewed the zipper on. I won't let it that big when I sew the dress for good.|
Have a nice week everybody!