Friday, May 27, 2016

Finishing Touches

The end is in sight!

Of course, there are so many little details that go into finishing a dress.

A waist-stay is one of the final steps.

And, of course, the hemline has to be finished.

Once the petticoat was completely finished, my Mom came over to help me even out the hem.

I debated over adding horsehair to the hem - pleats can start to look strange when the hem flares out.  But with such a poofy petticoat, I thought the horsehair might work.

And it did!

[Disclosure:  My Fabric Designs provided me with a coupon code which was used to purchase a portion of this fabric, but the opinions posted here are my own.]


  1. I am SO looking forward to seeing this dress finished, its been wonderful to watch your process, as always.

  2. Your attention to detail never ceases to amaze me! I can't wait to see the finished garment. What is next? Hat or purse. I only ask because for your special occasion outfits you always add some kind of extra detail in the form of an accessory!

  3. Honestly, I learn so much from you. It's like being allowed to take apart coutoure dresses!