Wednesday, 30 May 2007

V2903 Finally Completed!

My 1957 Dress all Finished

Well I finally got it done in time for the wedding on the weekend. There are a couple of things I think I would have liked to have done better, but overall I think it is quite alright. I had to take it in a bit more at the back around the waist and I had to reset the yoke and the sleeves.

Front view with the shoes I'll probably wear with it. I was going to wear black shoes but I got my hubby to take photos of me in the different options and I liked how the red shoes looked best.

Side view:

Back view:

I used a polished cotton with elastine. I think this is why I have pull marks around the waist as the weight of the fabric pulls the elastic in the fabric. It used about 7 metres of fabric, so overall not a cheap dress to make but I know no one else will be wearing one. It is shown with the crinoline underneath. I was contemplating putting a layer of black tulle on the bottom of the crinoline and having it show at the bottom of the skirt. I think it looks OK without it and I ran out of time.

I'll try to post some pictures of me and my hubby all dressed up.

Thanks for looking


Eithne said...

this is so beautiful! You'll look great!

Jenn said...

That is so beautiful! You did a great job. :)

Bethany said...

You are such a great seamstress. I'm always very impressed by your work.

michelle said...

It's lovely, and I'm deeply jealous of your crinoline.

Kristina said...

That looks so cute!

Jen said...

It looks beautiful!

HollyMarie said...

I love this

Did you use a pattern ?