Well… it’s been a bit longer than I expected it to be to get this post done. But as life is, things got busy all at once and now I finally have enough of a break to write again! So, here we are at Part 3, moving on to the making of the inner foundation and the last finishes of the dress. Catch up with Part 1 here and Part 2 here if you missed them.
The next thing I got to work on, before the inner corselet, was the pleated sash. I wasn’t entirely sure how to get it to hold all the pleats without them opening up. I wound up pleating it and fusing some interfacing to the back to keep the pleats, well, pleated. I added a backing and got to work hand stitching the sash to the waist of the bodice. I attached hooks and eyes where the two short ends meet at the back so it could be opened and closed as needed for passing the zipper through.
Now my favorite part! I think this will work best as a whooole bunch of photos with captions! Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed following my journey of making this dress. It was a great learning experience for me and I get to apply these techniques in other gowns and learn something new for each of them. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, to the best of my ability!