Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bombshell Dress: Progress

Well, I'm still alive - just! This uni course is more manic than even I anticipated and I knew before it started that it would be pretty crazy! I've had so little time for doing anything even remotely crafty.

But, I'm making (slow) progress on my bombshell dress... I should definitely have it made for Christmas.

I've finished the outer bodice, including the padding etc...

I've attached the sarong skirt - though it's a little restrictive towards the middle of my thighs so I may have to do a minor alteration to add a smidge more ease...

 And the lapped zipper is in...

Now all that's left to do is make the bodice lining with all the steel boning, attach a waist stay and a zipper guard and sort the ham/skirt vent... so not much! :)

all in all I'm pretty pleased with the results so far.

In other news, I've also done a little bit of work on my Miette cardigan - I now have sleeve holes!

Also this weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Roisin of Dolly Clackett. She showed me the delights of Leamington's fabric shops, which I knew nothing about despite only living 10 minutes away by train! It was so lovely to meet her. I had such a great time. Now I can't wait for more sewing blogger meet-ups in the future!