Sunday, September 9

Knock it off why don'tcha II

Cut the fabric today! Here's my latest progress:

The DVF dress I'm copying looks like it is triple-pleated at the waist, but I'm only doing two. To get the pleats I measured the width of the bodice and the skirt and subtracted the difference. It was about a 5 inch difference, so that meant each pleat should be 2.5 inches.

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Next, I used the notches (one at the center, then one at 2.5 inches on either side of the center notch) that I created while cutting out the pattern pieces to measure the markingsfor the pleat - 2.5 inches out on each side .

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After I folded and sewed the pleats, I matched the skirt and bodice together at the center notches and pinned.

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Here it is sewn with a narrow zig-zag. I may serge over this before I sew down the sides.

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The last thing I did before wrapping up this session is sew the shoulder seams together, since I'm using a really stretchy jersey I added stay tape to the shoulder seams so I won't get any drooping.

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Until later peeps!!

3 comments:

gold said...

Looking good so far!Can't wait to see if done.You guys are getting me back in the sewing mood.Thanks!!

Nik said...

I will definitely be back to check on the progress of your knock off. looks like it will be good.

KimT said...

wow, the dress looks awesome. looking forward to the FO!