This makes me nervous. Usually, I should have screwed something up majorly by now..but...so far..so good...eek.
|Original Pattern...Can we discuss how small these pieces are? Seriously.|
And how ugly that rug is? Don't even get me started on that beast.
|Side view. She will have more 'oomph' once it was laced up properly. It wasn't as tight as I would have liked it.|
|I am very pleased with how the front piece looks and the neckline.|
I've ordered synthetic whalebone to bone her stays with...I'm excited to use it, but a bit apprehensive at the same time...but I've heard good reviews so I am expecting to be very pleased with the results.
What I've been doing these past two days have been repatterning, cutting, and bone layout designing. I've opted to use 3 layers. Two of these layers are very sturdy cotton canvas and the inner layer is a thick, sturdy, but soft cotton interfacing/fleece type fabric. I will also line the fabric, either in a muslin or a linen that I have stashed away.
I've also been having a lot of fun with the boning design. Sapphire's so tiny that she does not need fully boned stays, but I wanted to make sure that the boning was around so that way she had the structure and also the lift that she wanted.
I also opted out of adding seam allowance to anything that is not a seam, revolutionary, I know. But I just can't help but to be a bit nervous about omitting seam allowance..like I'm breaking a rule or something....it's thrilling really...
I'm such a rebel. har.
But that's where I'm at now, just waiting for my boning to come in and then once I'm all clear with the boning channels then I'm sewing this sucker together, wham bam thank ya ma'am. Sapphire's gonna have herself a pair of bonafide lady's stays.