This dress is Wtoo Anastasia and I found these images on Google:
The dress on a real live bride:
The lining and satin layers will be machine hemmed but as you can see the scalloped lace hem will have to be treated like that type by removing the edging and moving it up 3 inches. It is already pinned up in the photo.
The satin bustle will have one point and the lace layer will have 3.
But, let’s tackle the side seams…these dresses have no sewn lace side seams…in fact they have no sewn lace seams anywhere. This entire dress is a series of lace overlays.
To start, I thread trace/baste with the outermost brown lines of thread to anchor the lace to the satin below to prevent shifting. Then the red thread lines have to be stacked and overlapped to correspond with the satin and lining layers already basted tighter.
Like with all other laces, the teeny tiny tacking stitches have to be removed to free the two edges and flipped back to reveal the tulle layer below:
These two red lines will be overlapped.
I used black basting thread on the tulle layer taking it in the same amount as the satin and lining layers.
From the wrong side, you can see all the original tacking stitches done by machine with poly thread and clear thread just to make it more impossible to see and remove them…you need a good Ottlite for this job!
To get inside, I released the lining along the zipper.
Hand basting the side seams of satin layer:
Hand basting the lining layer:
Hand basting the lining back unto the zipper for the try-on:
Overlap the red thread lines and use safety pins to hold everything in place:
You can see how much the new overlap will be. All this will be hand tacked.
The hem edging is basted with red thread and the original hem folded under for the try-on.
The underarm seams have to be taken in as well.
The hem before final trimming:
After hand basting the delicate edging back unto the delicate lace, it was also machine sewn hoping I had some areas where I was not sewing edging unto big empty gaps!!!
The side seams completed with nothing being trimmed away for the future bride who might need all that extra lace.
The 3-point lace bustle with lace covered buttons.
How about a break from all that white???
My friend Kim, the Material Lady, sent me these two bird artworks that she created. I was supposed to decide which one to display and I am so happy to be able to use both of them in different rooms.
So, with less than a week left before Santa drops down the chimney, the cards have been sent, presents have been sent, I can still see 2 more gowns hanging up to be finished and the new list of 17 Spring brides has arrived.
Wishing you all the best of holidays, no matter which ones you are celebrating. Hoping feasting and good cheer with friends and relatives with not too much drama may come your way.