Sunday, May 10, 2009

Prom dress finished!

I'm done! And it all came together smoothly, much to my relief. Not that I expected trouble but when you are sewing for someone else, you kind of hold your breath.
prom dress
Even when sewing the midriff lining down, on the inside, I tried to keep the stitches tiny and invisible.
prom dress
I put the zipper in exactly the way the instructions said and it went well too. In this photo, the zipper allowances are still basted together.
prom dress
This is what the zipper looks like on the inside, with the tops of the tape tucked in and the top edges of the bodice folded under. I took some tiny hand stitches to secure the edges even more and then added a hook and eye at the top.
prom dress
And here is the dress, on my judy. It doesn't zip up the back because my niece is narrower than I am. And it will look even cuter on her, as she is cute too! I am going to request a copy of a photo of the dress in action but that won't be until June. And now for the Vogue dress!

9 comments:

gwensews said...

Congratulation! She'll be the belle of the ball!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It is beautiful. The color is just so rich. She will look awesome.

wendy said...

Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job on it, and the color is simply amazing :-)

Marty said...

I predict one happy teenager!

Linda T said...

So pretty! Great job!

Anonymous said...

J*U*L*I*A, It is beeaaautiful....I opened your blog and my heart just jumped with excitement. Lovely, lovely. Well done!

Heather

JuliaR said...

Thank you to everyone! Now for the hard one...

Winterhart said...

I've been waiting for the "finished" post, because I really wanted to see how bubble skirts were constructed; turns out it's entirely different than what I thought.
It looks amazing! I can't believe how much work went into it, but it was completely worth it!

mickey said...

I completely understand your comment about sewing for someone else. Most of the sewing I do these days IS for someone else and I'm always a little skittery until I know they're happy with the work!
She looks lovely!