David’s Bridal Galina Sheath dress is a nice basic shape.
The back is interesting too.
What has to be done? Here is the center back zipper which will have to be taken in at the top and tapered to the bottom on both sides.
The lining is also affected and will have to be trimmed and re-attached after the zipper is moved over.
Both new seams are basted with red thread for placement.
The zipper is removed and basted into place.
Moving down to the hem, I pin out a almost 2 inch (4 inch total) tuck side seam to side seam to raise the scalloped lace hem. Now you know this runs into some labor charges!
The new hem length will allow the bride’s toes to show slightly and enable her to walk without having to kick her dress forward.
The 2 inch tuck becomes a 1.5 inch tuck (3 inches total) when measured accurately.
So let’s run some green placement thread lines so I know where I am going once the lace border is cut away.
With the hem finished and all the excess trimmed away under the scallops, you can see the zipper in place with new edge stitching along the teeth to keep it flat. New grosgrain ribbon replaced the original Petersham ribbon that was too soft to hold the neckline tight.
Not a great photo of the scalloped hem as it curved under before all the escess was trimmed away. The satin and lining layers were also shortened.
The bustle only needed one point to get the train up for dancing. I didn’t get a final photo with the lace covered button and loop but you can imagine how nice and simple it looked.
With the summer veggies harvested, it is time for Mr. Mole to start new seedlings indoors under his grow lights. Tiny Tim tomatoes on the left and the rest are different types of lettuce. Once they are big enough, they will go outside under plastic for the winter along with spinach and chard.
Last week, I had the chance to see my friend/client Nancy after not seeing her since March. We missed celebrating our birthdays together but being older we have been self quarantining since then. Sometimes we both think alike and she presented me with this pin. Did you notice that the middle letter is the medical symbol for female? Clever, but most men don’t see it.
Thanks for dropping by and I wish you renewed interest in sewing for the coming season of Thanksgiving leading up to Christmas…oh no…not the “C” word already! I haven’t bought my Halloween candy yet!
P.S. I forgot to mention that today I have 4 brides getting married as they thought picking Oct 10 was a good idea to help the groom remember what date they married…10-10-20-20.