Hello all, just wanted to say that my dress is on the go! Last night was my first fitting and it was PERFECT! I am soooooo happy with the rouching on the bodice, I used the "drappeggio e contro drappeggio" method to create it. Meaning that to keep the integrity of the pattern piece when enlarging to rouche on both sides, you must follow a systemic way of cutting and pasting so that the pieces when enlarged will be; A) all the same length and; B) will rouche evenly. As soon as I have a chance I will post some pictures of the pattern and try and explain as best I can how to cut and paste the create the bodice.
For the skirt I am going to make a silk semi-circle skirt over a pencil skirt that will be lace with a long slit up the left leg ;) For my students, do you remember the picture I showed you in class of the dress? Well it's coming along nicely....
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"