Hello folks well with the upcoming Holidays that always seem to sneak up on me no matter how much planning and getting ready I try to do ahead of time, I am still trying to get some work done!
So I finally figured out the best way to put the lace on the sleeves, going to rouche a little of the hemline to compliment the lace showing the beautiful purple fabric, it seems the lace doesn't mind sharing the spotlight with the silk so I'm going with it. The length is perfect the way it is so that part can be finished once the godets go into the back and then it's on to complete all the hand work and beading before adding the lining and finishing the neckline.
Then it's on to the wedding gown with fusing the fabric with some interfacing to keep the silk from wrinkling as much as it would otherwise. The fabric is a gorgeous silk peau de soie so it merits the extra effort of underlining it.
Keep you posted.....
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"