Just Tops!

02/09/2011

 
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Tonight I was All Business.

I really wanted to get the bodice mostly put together.  Despite the cold, I got down to it. 

The fingerless gloves (and heavy winter coat) really helped.

For some reason the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack also helped.  I can't put my finger on that one. [shrug.]

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This mess is actually the bodice. 

I wanted the bodice to be tight and a little stiff.  To get that I found a thick yellow satin.  Not only did I use the satin as a lining, but I basted a layer of the satin to the sheer chiffon.  This helped in a few ways.  1) It made sewing the chiffon MUCH easier (it's slippery stuff and likes to rove); 2) It gave me the added stiffness that I was looking for; 3) It hid the seams that would have shown if the chiffon was the only top layer (again, it's sheer).

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Well now, what do you know?  It's starting to look like something. Now to try it on . . .

Cross your fingers for me.












STATS

Needles broken:  0
Thread spools used:  1

 


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