I’m plugging along on this bodice! This is Truly Victorian 403, the new 1872 bodice.
I am crazy and picked a giant plaid, which has made things more difficult than they needed to be. But I’m pretty happy with it so far! I am different proportions than my dress form, and the sleeve hangs differently on my body, but you’ll just have to take my word for it- it fits me better than it does my form.
The sleeves were such a pain! For some reason I always have problems getting the sleeves of Truly Victorian patterns to fit me (though I absolutely adore Heather’s patterns), so I had to alter them significantly. But also, figuring out the cut of the plaid was difficult. And then there was actually sewing the things! I ended up machine sewing the underarm, then putting it on my dress form and pinning the sleeve to place, then hand sewing the sleeve caps in so I could get the pattern to match up how I wanted it to.
On to the next steps! I’ve got to finish the bodice facings and hem, then on to fastenings!
GaidigJuly 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm (11 years ago)
I bow to your skills of plaid matching.
Laura MaeJuly 26, 2012 at 11:52 pm (11 years ago)
I LOVE that plaid. Sure, it takes quite a bit of extra effort, but when it looks like that, it has to be worth it!
I can’t wait to see the finished product – it is going to be spectacular!
Robin's Egg BleuJuly 27, 2012 at 12:00 am (11 years ago)
I applaud your bravery, for I would never in a billion years try to match up such a large plaid. Especially on a two piece coat sleeve. Anxious to see how this turns out because I want to make this one myself. In a solid.
NoelleJuly 27, 2012 at 12:59 am (11 years ago)
This so absolutely delicious! I am riveted to see it on you!
StephanieJuly 27, 2012 at 5:12 am (11 years ago)
Oh, this is looking so fabulous! :)
CassidyJuly 28, 2012 at 6:38 am (11 years ago)