The dress is complete, the best part of ten months later!
What a project! There was so much to do and learn that I found it difficult to blog about it all at the time. I've learnt how to:
1. Make cuffs and rouleau loops, plus secure shanked covered buttons
|Made b y http://www.buttoncovering.co.uk/. How great do these look with covered backs?!|
|The lap when it's shut|
4. Pattern match
|The white line runs vertically down the centre of the dress and each pleat matches|
6. Blind hem by hand
7. (most importantly) press pleats! What a pain that is.
I'm very happy with it, the only thing left to decide is when to wear it for the first time?!