I know that the Fall for Cotton deadline is fast approaching, and with that in mind, yesterday afternoon I was feeling well enough to go to work on my dress. I wasn't moving at any where near my usual pace, but it was nice to actually be doing something.
Stella has been a fantastic nurse while I've been sick. She has never been too far away. And while I was sewing she took a nap in the fabric I've reserved for the skirt.
Miss Stella needs a hair cut... I'll add that to the list of things I need to do...
After I finished cutting out the pieces I attached the piping to the decorative pieces. First I pinned it:
Then I sewed a line of stitching basically over the line of the stitching on the piping:
Then I clipped the curves so it would lay flat:
I repeated these steps for all the pieces and then layed them out so I could feel clever:
I was still feeling ok so I sewed the bodice of the dress together and pinned the decorative piped pieces to the bodice. Then I stood back and felt really clever!
So its not perfect (for instance the top piping line on the back isn't on straight) but its a start. And it didn't take too long and I didn't have to put in much effort. I've made a start hand sewing on the decorative bits, but I haven't gotten really far with that. My aim is to rest a lot and to have the hand sewing done by the weekend so I can hopefully finish the dress on Saturday. If I don't manage to finish it this weekend, I won't make it into the Fall For Cotton Sew-along. So everyone cross your fingers for me, ok?
Due to the fact that I have barely sewn a stitch recently, this is my only blog post this week. I'll be back next week with (fingers crossed) this finished dress!