So, the dress (after a couple of until midnight evenings) has just about been finished, bar the hemming, This monster of a job, which will require roughly 4 meters of horsehair braid is going to be A Job. One which I am saving until later, when I have a lot more of the rest of my coursework finished. This all has to be handed in on Monday. I have a fair bit still to complete. This post is supposed to be about what I have accomplished so I wont dwell too much on that.
I am feeling pretty chuffed at how this dress now looks. Despite the list of “things to improve” from my dress making tutor I have still managed to retain some of the original enthusiasm from when I first started this project. Its come a long way from my quarter scale sample. It looks like what I imagined it to be and I have really pushed myself in the making of it.
There have been a few disasters along the way. Fabric dyeing and fabric stretching have been two big learning curves. I don’t think I will be in a hurry to make something like this again for a little while, but at least its now the right weather to wear it once it is finished.
So, here are the photos…..