Thursday, October 2, 2008

They say it's your Birthday

It's my birthday, too! And I got a BWOF subscription :) woohoo for a man who can take a hint!

I was having fitting woes, and so I spent my morning performing surgery on the dressform:

if you look to the right in the above picture, you'll see a sneak of the brocade for the bodice on my wedding guest outfit.

I slashed out strategic areas around the midsection and cinched it to the proper measurement with a belt. I then used twine to tie tightly around and keep the shape, and covered it all with more duct tape- I couldn't find the leftover white, bummer.
And when it was all done, I put my bodice muslin on and pinched away.


I actually jumped up and down and sang "It's working! It's working!". I felt like Jodi Foster at the end of Contact: I had no idea. I was so awe-inspired by the ease of working on the form that I decided, what the heck, I'll just re-draft the back of the bodice and make it princess seams.















stockings- so close... so close...

4 comments:

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh, nice! Now I feel I should give making a paper tape double another go. It would be *so* nice to be able to fit my swayback on an object rather than myself.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

And happy birthday!

glassoffashion said...

Happy Birthday! (Sorry birthday wishes are late by a few days!)
I hope you don't mind but I tagged you on my blog...

Dawn said...

Happy birthday and yea! for the BWOF subscription!