The last time we saw Heather, she was wearing a scrapy muslin gown. Well, I made it in the real fabric and I saw her for a final fitting over the weekend, draped in gold-- really! Here's what happened:
I took apart the 2nd muslin and transferred the corrections onto the paper pattern. I made a cutters must, which is a list of exactly how many pattern pieces get cut out of which fabrics, so I could lay the pieces appropriately. From there, I laid the pattern pieces out on the grain of the fabric and cut!
Next came the sewing. Since this is an original design, there are no assembly directions, but there are best practices when sewing garments together. I abide by these standards unless the design makes for an unusual construction situation. In this case, I was dealing with layering sheer lace on top of sequins and solid silk. Here are a few pictures of the assembly:
Finally, here is Heather... well, sort of! We can't show you the whole dress until she wears it to the ball!
Now, as promised, Heather is kind enough to take our opinions into account one more time! This time, it's about the accessories! Heather went shopping at Contempo Artisan Boutique in Boalsburg to find some one of a kind, hand crafted pretties. She fell in love with the upcycled vintage haircombs! I don't blame her, I need a place to wear one!
So internet, which shall it be? Vote on Facebook, Instagram (@RestitchStudio) or in the comments below.
I'm Denise Meyer, apparel designer in State College, PA, saving the world one clothing problem at a time!