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Dress to Impress

Ploshkin

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2017, 06:56:01 AM »
Unless you end up standing in a long, slow moving queue, Brenda, no one is going to be looking at your back and even if you were I doubt anyone would notice.  It looks really good and will definitely impress.
Life's too short for ironing.

DementedFairy

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2017, 11:24:43 AM »
distract from the wrinkly back.

Looking good missus- we notice these things ourselves, because we have a notion of what 'fit' really means.  No one else does!

For future ref, you probably simply needed to fold out a teensy bit of length from the back waist.  I literally fold and smoosh the paper pattern to take out a fisheye, wider at CB, fading to nothing at the sides.  Check with a quick tissue fit before cutting out, not all patterns have that bit of excess length in the torso
C'est moi!

BrendaP

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2017, 18:24:44 PM »
If you look closely at the bodice (back and front) the  lace layer is longer than the organza underlining.

I think what has happened is that although I cut out in lace and in organza then carefully basted all around each piece that was flat on the table but once it was stitched together and hanging vertically the lace layer dropped a little but the organza underlining didn't.  It happened with the sleeves too, but I was able to cut off the trim, allow the lace layer to drop to where it wanted to be, trimmedoff the excess and then re-applied the lace trim. 

A learning curve 8)
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2017, 18:48:36 PM »
You would have been an absolute knock-out at Pippa's wedding yesterday.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

UttaRetch

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2017, 18:56:54 PM »
A damn sight better dressed than the majority of the women.  0_0
What goes around comes around.

BrendaP

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2017, 22:35:21 PM »
It couldn't be worse than a couple of Pippa's new in-laws ><
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

UttaRetch

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2017, 09:11:04 AM »
Those trousers were definitely worn as a dare, but at least the stripes match across the front.  0_0  The women look as if they were going to a ladies' day horse racing meet and those clumpy, black sandals are horrid.
What goes around comes around.

Francesca

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2017, 09:38:05 AM »
I think those ladies look lovely. "Clumpy sandals" are a) "in" and b) mean that this lady who sprained her ankle two years in a row on the same bit of pavement on the exact same day IN THE EXACT SAME FOREIGN COUNTRY can wear heels  0_0

charlotte

Re: Dress to Impress
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2017, 10:46:46 AM »
Your dress is gorgeous! I am planning a lace dress (needed for next April), and I hope it turns out as well as yours has.