Sunday, May 18, 2014

Vogue 1393 - Don't Let The Simple Lines Fool Ya

If you have been following my blog post you will know that I have been sewing for my daughter-- first the prom, then graduation. I HATE DEADLINE SEWING!!!

I finished her prom dress with 30 minutes left to spare. Well, this time as soon as I sewed the last stitch and did a final press, my daughter put on the dress and left for her Senior Banquet.  Whew!!!

So here it is
This pattern was not difficult to sew but it was very time consuming. I am not a fast sewer to begin with. I pin everything and if pins aren't sufficient while machine sewing, I will hand-baste to hold things in place.  In this case, I hand-basted the underlining to it's corresponding lace-- all 12 pieces!

The neckline and the armholes are finished using bias binding cut from the fabric (I used white crepe) and the lace portions that aren't underlined are sewn together using French seams. Each underlined tier is edgestitched. 

By the time I was done with this dress I felt like I had sewn 4 dresses instead of one.

Now that the deadline sewing is done what do I sew next?  Hmmm, I'm sure I will think of something.

Until next time...Sew something you love!


6 comments:

  1. Your daughter looks lovely in this dress and the prom dress. You did a wonderful job.
    What a great mom!!

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    1. Eileensews, thank you for your kind words!

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  2. STUNNING. Beautiful work. Be proud of yourself.

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    1. Thank you. I have to admit, I have surprised myself. I appreciate the compliment

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  3. Oooooo! Beautiful! What a fabulous pattern, and your daughter is stunning in the dress! Someday I will be good enough to try something like this! Love the inspiration!

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