Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hoops or no hoops?

(As always, click on the tumbnails to see the the larger images hosted at arachneattire.com) Chugging along on the Pride dress for the second weekend in November. Now the big question is: pocket hoops or just a quilted petticoat?

Also, adding another line of stitching on the ruched sleeve trim made all the difference. I also took out some of the volume on the recommendations of the readers of a certain LJ group. Now all there is to do is hemming.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Almost Done

I decided to take off the ruched trim on the overskirt. I didn't plan ahead for it, and I couldn't figure out how to manage it with the pleats without completely taking the whole thing apart. I added Ruched trim on the sleeves, all along the neckline and down the front. The only things left to do are finish the hooks and eyes and a few other fiddly bits.

The white linen flounces with Venise lace trim are detachable!

As for the trim on the sleeves, I'm still not sold. Any other ideas out there that might help to disguise the fact that the sleeves are pieced together at the elbow with an extension?