Not every bride needs yards and yards of tulle in her train but when they do, you need a plan to get all of that up off the ground for dancing.
Here is the front with all the multiple uneven asymmetrical layers:
The train just seems to go on and on:
Once the dress is on the mannequin and the top layers of tulle are flipped over the top you can see that the lining has its own layers of tulle as well, so using 5 points should be enough to get it up to floor level.
That works so let’s do the other embroidered tulle layers:
Using another 5 points, most of the tulle layers will clear the floor. The safety pins at the hem hold each layer together at the seams before the buttons and loops are attached.
The mother wanted the shorter top layers of tulle to cover the bustles, so here we have everything like she envisioned it. The last layer will be trimmed to be even with the bustle levels. You can see in the photo below how the safety pins hold the many layers together and the hem level where the longest layer will be trimmed.
You can hide a lot of chubby areas with tulle but at the same time add a bit of romance to the top of a boring strapless neckline.
The top edge of her bodice will also be snugged up with twill tape.
For those of you who ask about the garden…well, it is almost the end of the frost season and plants in the house are doing well especially this gardenia plants that was almost dead last year. It had a hard winter and never recovered in the garage and during the summer it just was a bunch of brown twigs. Mr Mole was ready to toss it in the compost bin but I said I would work on it. Now that it has spent the whole winter in the living room, it has buds and flowers!!! Gorgeous scent and it has even inspired the almost dead amaryllis bulb from last year to make a flower stem and produce a huge bud!!!
Not so sure about these seed potatoes though…they have been sitting on the north-facing windowsill for months now and sort of resemble alien life forms don’t you think?
Wishing you all a great week whatever hemisphere you live in!