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!