Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Style 138


This lovely dress was inspired by the outfit Grace Kelly wore in 1955 when she met her future husband Prince Rainier of Monaco.      

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 Bodice Darts
 Shoulder Seams
 Ease stitch tops of sleeves.
Sleeves stitched into the armholes.


 Sleeve hems


 Underarm seams

 Skirt stitched to the skirt lining

 Skirt gathered and stitched to the bodice
 Back seam
 Press back seam open
 Skirt lining pinned to the back opening
 Bodice lining stitched to the waist
 Lining stitched to back opening
 Dress doll and pull down on the skirt to find the skirt hem, press.
 Turn belt right side out and press.  Hand stitch the opening closed.
 Press tucks into the belt.

 Tack the center of the belt to the back right dart.
 More snaps

add photo of belt knot

 Painting the buckle
 Press the knot
 Fray check one end of the ribbon.
 Lay the twist tie on the ribbon.
 Fold up the ends and stitch along the edges.  Mark the center of the ribbon.
 The flowers, pins, and beads
 Start at the center and work your way to the end.
 The end flower doesn't have a bead in the center.
 Insert ball ended pins into the center of the end flowers