Sewing and enjoying the beauty of nature does provide healing during sad times and I am grateful to have a hobbies that engage me. My latest dress saga does continue.
All fourteen pattern pieces have been adjusted and the wearable muslin is stitched and ready for its lining. I've selected a stretch woven for the first version. It fits nicely but being a stretch woven I think I'll take the side seams in about 1/8" all the way the length of the dress to account for the extra stretch. This is fabric I've used before, on a jacket that I stitched and enjoyed in Florida but which has moved on to a better life somewhere. There was enough to make a sleeveless dress. Free fabric, right?
There's an invisible zipper in back and I though I'd share how I make sure the above waist seam matches at that zipper area.
Pin one side of the invisible zipper tape to the seam. Pull the zipper up to the seam area and use a fabric marker to indicate on both seam tapes where the dress seam is. Pull the zipper tab back down in order to sew the zipper in properly.
When you sew the zipper tape to the seam allowance (using that most wonderful foot, an invisible zipper foot Viking Invisible Zipper Foot ) just make sure that those marks line up with the seam.
|Matched back zipper with waist seam|
This weekend Mr. Lucky is leaving for two days so I'll have the house and sewing room to myself to finish the dress. Off to select interfacing . I hope your weekend days will be more sweet than bitter.
|Stream side pic from a bike ride along the beautiful Northern Central Rail Trail in northern Baltimore County|