Well, it’s all been very busy here at Des Res Didyoumakethat, but there are some things I can’t share with you – secret sewing. No, don’t ask, because I can’t tell you. Don’t make me, don’t make me! All will be revealed in good time on another person’s blog.
Okay, I suppose I can share a sneak peak…
That’s all I’m saying…
Other sewing has been on Gertie’s Bombshell Dress. I made a second toile of the bodice and it fits great. No, I am not going to show you a photo of me in my pyjama bottoms and a calico bodice. You’ll have to sign up to the course to see that particular vision of beauty. But I can now get on with cutting out the fashion fabric and underlining with calico. So exciting! So precise!
Pinning calico underlining to the fashion fabric
The pieces cut out
Look, Mom! I’m hand basting!
Once the fashion fabric is cut out, it’s hand basted to the calico. We’re not allowed to pivot on a corner with either the thread tracing or hand basting. We have to extend each line of sewing beyond the corner point and start again with a new line of sewing going through the corner point. If that makes sense! Gertie’s better at explaining than me:
Finished hand basted section. Only 12 more to go!
Gertie says that we can scribble anything we like on the underlining, as this layer of fabric will be encased between the fashion fabric and the lining. No one will see your pattern numbers, or arrows, or … secret messages:
If you ever meet me wearing this dress, be aware that the lower part of either my left or right breast is carrying a secret message.
I challenge you not to stare.