Monday, July 8, 2013

The Home Stretch

This dress is almost finished!

I decided to line the cuffs so all of the interior raw edges do not show through this sheer fabric.  And instead of a buttonhole, I am using button loops.

Of course, I stitched the loops on without thinking about the fact that the piece gets folded in half and had to remove and re-stitch two of the loops.  Whoops!

The facing wants to curl up, so I am going to stitch that down all across the front edge.  Thankfully, the underlining makes it possible to hide those stitches!

Hemming an underlined piece is so much fun - the stitches almost disappear.

The last thing to deal with was that pesky kick pleat.  The original pattern had a vent, but I like to sew that opening shut.

Almost there!


  1. I can't wait to see the final project! So pretty.

  2. I am so excited to see the finished dress. I adore the fabric.

  3. The fabric is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Muchas gracias por enseñarnos tu trabajo paso a paso, tu me sirves de maestra muy en la distancia. Que ganas tengo de ver este precioso vestido terminado.
    Muchas gracias de nuevo.

  5. I can't get enough of seeing this splendidly cute, beautiful butterfly print!

    ♥ Jessica

  6. Looking great! Your finishing touches are an inspiration.

  7. Beautiful cuff! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished dress!

  8. Each detail is a miniature work of art. Don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful facing!

  9. This is going to be gorgeous! I love the cuff -- beautiful!