Tag: Sew

Binding the Bodice

With the sleeves attached the bodice is close to finished. Up next, adding binding to conceal the raw edges. Before starting I gave the bodice a good press using a press cloth. Since I want the binding to be hidden on the inside of… Continue Reading “Binding the Bodice”

Bodice & Sleeves

Once the boning was inserted into the casings there were just a few more steps to complete. The first thing I did was to stitch across the bottom of each casing with a 5/8 inch seam allowance. This was to make sure that the… Continue Reading “Bodice & Sleeves”

Adding the Boning

The first thing you need in order to add boning to a bodice, are casings. You need to have a channel for the bones to slide into. The most common places to add bones are along the seams and at the center back. You… Continue Reading “Adding the Boning”

Sewing the Bodice

Now that the pattern is ready it’s time to sew the bodice. The first step is to prepare your fabric. Make sure that is washed and laundered if applicable. I want the bodice of my dress to act much like a corset. The lining… Continue Reading “Sewing the Bodice”

Draping the Bodice

Now that everyone is settling into the new school year I feel like I finally have time to sew. Hooray! Today I worked on draping the bodice. Draping is a process used to create your own garment pattern. This is one of my favorite… Continue Reading “Draping the Bodice”

Padding a Dress Form

After spending so long working on the skirt of my Belle Dress I noticed that my hoop was starting to sag. As a result, I decided to give the poor abused hoop, that has been holding so much weight for months, a break. I… Continue Reading “Padding a Dress Form”

Attaching the Lace

Once I had a good idea for how to drape the lace, it was time to attach it. As I was beginning this process, I decided I wanted all of the yellow layers of the skirt to be connected, and all of the white… Continue Reading “Attaching the Lace”

Draping Lace

After my first few attempts at draping the lace I decided to try a different method. I wanted to see how the swoops of lace would lay differently if there was a slit in the lace verses simply having the fabric gathered. As you… Continue Reading “Draping Lace”

Lace

Now that the underskirt is complete it is time to add some decoration! I plan to add a lace overlay to the top of the skirt. Since I was not sure how much lace I would need I started by simply draping the lace… Continue Reading “Lace”

The Underskirt – Part 2

With the 3 underskirts constructed I wanted to see what they looked like over top of the petticoat. This was the result. I cut the circle skirts too long on purpose, as I didn’t want to have to worry about the possibility of them… Continue Reading “The Underskirt – Part 2”

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