Sunday, November 16, 2008

Dress Progress

The zipper is in! I didn't realize that in this photo there would be some wierd thing sticking out of the top of the zipper - it's my measuring tape. I am very happy with the outcome. I was trying to show the stitching, while not straight it is quite close - it is a little wonky right by the zipper pull, but I think it will be fine. I wound up not using the spray adhesive because I didn't have any and after 7 soccer games (tournaments do that to you) yesterday and 2 pizza parties, the last thing I felt like doing was going out to the fabric store. We all went to Cold Stone Creamery instead!!! Anyway, Kim at Cotton Creek Sewing suggested using a glue stick and since we have no shortage of those lying around here that is what I tried. It worked really well. The zipper didn't move at all.

This is the collar. The facing is just ok.
This part was sewn and ripped 5 times. I thought that the 6th time was a charm, it lay pretty flat, the back part by the zipper is totally enclosed, the lace is standing up pretty straight as it should, I hand tacked it down in several places on the inside and was very happy until this morning when I got up - looked at the little lace hearts on the trim. We probably need to pick a different trim for the top of this dress as this one has a little "header" that is hidden in the seam - I can't just easily rip it out and turn it over so that it is right side up. The only thing left on this dress besides this collar is the lower skirt portion. I think I will put that on and hem it and then think about the trim at the top. As Scarlet O'Hara said, "I'll think about that tomorrow....."


hakucho said...

Looks perfect to me :)

KimP said...

I'm so glad the glue stick worked! I think it is easier than the spray adhesive because the spray often goes in places you don't want it to go - the glue stick is much easier to control. Awesome job!

As for the lace at the collar, I say leave it alone; I bet you not a single person will notice the upside down hearts. Great job so far!