Tuesday, January 20, 2009

No kittens = sewing for Cheri

Cats must have false labors, as so far we have no kittens.

Instead of just waiting around, I decided to finally pull my fabrics out that I'm using to make Marianne's picnic outfit from the 1995 version of Sense & Sensibility. Because the sheer voile gown will take longer with doing half of it sewn by hand, I decided to start working on it first. I am using the Elegant Ladies Closet pattern for this. Click here to view more details about getting an e-pattern for yourself!
Because it being so light, I have decided to take on the task of doing french seams on everything. Because of my lack of lots of experience, does it look right, to those who have done it?
Getting ready to hand sew the "shoulder" seams down:

Upon taking these pictures, I now have the inside neck facing sewn on and am currently working hand stitching it down. Will keep everyone updated with pictures as time allows.


Bethany said...

I have have done french seams, and worked with sheers, and you look like you are doing a great job. :) Curved seams are especially hard to get right with more complected sewing, and it looks lovely. Nice job.

Cheri said...

Thankyou, Bethany! Any advice for doing the armcycle of the sleeves? =)