March 2, 2016

Trained Skirt in Progress

While I finished my petticoat, you'll have to wait till the weekend to see it as I've gotten completely sideswiped by another large, last minute project!

Quality control by Kitteh

I've only squeaked out this quick break to post because I'm waiting for the fray check vapors to clear out of the sewing room. (There's a reason they card you when you buy that stuff!) With luck, I'll have this dress finished for the PEERS Ball this weekend.


Until then, I've only got a few teaser photos of the skirt and its overlay (another sari, who would have guessed?) in progress. 

Square peg, meet round hole

We'll see if I finish the whole shebang on time, or if the fray check does me in first.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, that is gorgeous! I didn't realize it was a sheer overlay until the last photo. Mad skills, lady. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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    1. Gracias! It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but I totally used your trick of adding a triangle of fabric at the center back edge of the train to let it fully flare out.

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  2. That looks lovely! The organza? has just the right hand and drape. I'm sure it will be lovely when finished!

    Best,
    Quinn

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    1. Thank you! I'm not sure what the material is, actually. It was sold as "tissue silk" but is obviously not silk. It has a slightly open mesh weave.
      I'm so happy I waited to use this sari until I found the right project for it. The drape was just off for anything else, but you're right that it's perfect for this!

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  3. Beautiful! I can't wait to see it!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to finish it ;)

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  4. Mmmm sari. Looking forward to photos!

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    1. And I still have so many more left, haha! Will we be seeing you at PEERS?

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    2. No I'm skipping it this week. My old Gibson Girl dress doesn't fit and I'm in the middle of a kitchen renovation so I haven't had time to make a new one.

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    3. Looks like I'm wearing something old and not to theme now, so if you do decide to go you won't be the only one not in a new dress!

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  5. Beautiful skirt, you'll look amazing!

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  6. Amazing skirt! I'm very impressed that you got the rectangular trim to lay around the very curvy edge--square peg, indeed! That ashes of roses color will be stunning!
    Nancy N

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    1. It took some tweaking, but it did work!

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