Thursday, March 17, 2016

Finishing Touches

Sometimes those finishing touches seem to take twice as long as the rest of a project!  


I left this garment on the dress form for way too long.  One excuse I made for myself was that I had to wait for the bias portions of the hemline to drop.


I knew that this dress was going to take a bit of time because of my textile choice.  But sometimes, no deadline and a fussy fabric makes for a really drawn out project.


Somewhere along the way I decided a belt would work nicely with this design.  I even used one of my precious vintage buckle forms (this particular style was found at Exclusive Buttons).


Then there was the actual belt to contend with.


The weather finally gave me my motivation.  I mean, when does velvet become inappropriate for the season?  I think February is pushing it, and the official beginning of Spring is the absolute end.


And so I finally sat down on the floor with my pins, marked the hemline, cut the excess away, and hemmed this thing!


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! What's the pattern?
    Becky in beautiful VA

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    1. It's the Tea Dress from Sew Over It.

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  2. What a dream this dress will be to wear. Lovely.

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  3. V-v-v-velvet...on the b-b-b-bias, with an empire waist. [all the color drains from his face]

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  4. Looks like my dream dress, great green color, soft luxurious velvet and beautifully executed design :)

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  5. It's beautiful! Hope you'll post some photos of you wearing it.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! This color is going to be divine on you, Laura Mae. What an exquisite dress.

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  7. It looks beautiful, and I am assuming is a 1940s pattern? To echo the OP what pattern is it. I would love it.

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  8. Love this...such a beautiful dress in a pretty color.

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  10. I think that your finishing touches are the aspect of your seeing that sets you apart from so many, and are what I aspire to. But it is nice to hear that you're just as good as me at procrastinating the hard stuff.

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  11. Excellent read, Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting?I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style.

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