I am THRILLED to be blogging tonight. I couldn’t wait to get pictures up of my dress for the gala on Saturday (yes, we are down to the wire, but at least I’m not still sewing!). My DH and I are going to a black tie gala tomorrow night and I chose a few patterns of dresses I liked. I let DH make the final choice and he chose (of course) the hardest of them all. A Vogue (pattern #V2880). Made with chiffon. CHIFFON! 27 pieces of CHIFFON! I would not have even considered this project if it had not been for this baby:
So, on to the dress….I’d love to talk about all the ways I DIDN’T follow the instructions, but I’m too excited for that now! PICTURES FIRST!
Can you believe this pattern calls for a 1/4″ narrow hem on all of that chiffon? I DON’T THINK SO!! Set my serger for a rolled hem and knocked out the finish on the rufffles in no time! Used my serger to gather too! WAHOO!! I love my serger! I don’t think I could have finished this dress with my hair intact if it weren’t for my serger.
Thanks for visiting and letting me share my excitement! This is by far the most ambitious garment project I’ve ever done…the foundation has boning (went in super easy) so I was a bit intimidated (but shouldn’t have been). I’ll post pictures of me in it sometime after Saturday night. SEW EXCITED!!