Hi there 🙂 Sewing for myself has taken a backseat lately… We’ve been lucky with the weather here the last few weeks. Irish summers are always unpredictable, so if the sun comes out then I rush to the beach. Blogging has taken an even bigger back seat!
Before I share some pics, I want to thank Kate at Fabrickated for the recent blog award she passed on to me and some others, I’m chuffed to have been included!
I hadn’t been in a hurry to finish my red Lisette dress…. until a party invite came along….. So Saturday morning I launched into finishing and had everything ready in time for Saturday night. Nothing like a deadline to speed things up!
At last posting my front bodice was almost complete –
The bodice is sandwiched between the waist and waist lining, which encloses the bodice lower edge –
The sewalong instructions show the back neckline finished with bias tape.
I used my lining pieces instead.
I caught the shoulder seams between the bodice back and the bodice back lining – and stitched across the neckline and shoulder in one go…..
Which looks quite neat after turning and pressing
I then tacked the bodice lining to the back bodice and treated it as a single piece from there on.
The sleeves were hemmed by stitching to the lining with right sides together –
Then pressing seams towards lining and understitching. I pinned in the zip and the sleeve and side seams were then pinned to the bodice to check the fit.
After that it was a matter of seaming the skirt and skirt lining, before attaching to the bodice, photos of which I’ll share soon :-)…. depending on the weather!