Saturday, October 27, 2012

Style 113

I realized after I finished these dresses, that I didn't take many pictures while I was making them.  So I will work with what I have.  This isn't a very hard dress to make.

This is a picture of the bodice and lining being sewn together.

 I clipped off the scalloped edge of the lace.

 The lace edging is hand stitched onto the top and waistline of the bodice.

I added the back bodice extension so the dress would fit the Tonner and Grace Kelly dolls.

 You don't need the back extension for the dress to fit Gene.


 The jacket has only the two armhole seams, the seam allowance is as narrow as you can possibly make it.  The lace edging is hand sewn around the jacket and the sleeves.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Style 112

This dress was inspired by a beautiful Grace Kelly outfit.

Click on any photo to make it bigger.

I fray-checked the center back edges of the skirt.

The pleates start at the back bodice dart and end 1/4" from the center back to allow for the seam allowance.

bodice is marked at the center front.

Bodice is gathered at marking.

Hem is measured up from the table.

Fray-check the bottom of the jacket.

Staystitch the underarms of the jacket.

Clip to the point.
Staystitch the necklines

Understitch the lining to the sleeves.

Press the neckline and the hem open.
Twist the jacket before you put it on the doll.

 A close-up of my suede-backed fur.

Stitch the fur cuff on the jacket.
How I press the belt to reduce bulk.