A couple things just aren't working.
For starters I am not completely on board with this whole one-armed thing. Now it could be that I have a weirdly shaped body, but I can't seem to get the bodice to fit at the bust line and not be too roomy where the strap crosses my body and veers down to the opposite armpit. That particular piece pulls at a diagonal, but the fabric was cut to adjust to that. Really! What is going on? I am losing my patience and interest.
Also, this is burnout fabric I am messing with here i.e. the sheer leafy fabric parts are structurally weaker than the non-sheer parts. So, as I go I can already see the fabric begin to pull at the stitches and I do not like the looks of it.
So, what is there to do but start over? Thankfully (and a bit mysteriously) I have tons of nearly-the-right color fancy fabric to use as lining for a third draft of this dress. I happened to buy extra of the black in (unconcious) anticipation of issues.
Next up I will put on the skirt, line it, and add a side zipper. I am hoping that will be the easiest part. Adorable Boyfriend has put in his two cents and thinks the skirt should be asymmetrical too. I completely disagree. Anyone else have an opinion? Ruffles?
Also, I guess while I am asking, if anyone out there in Internetland happens to have a bust size in the 34-36" range and is in need of a one shouldered black and tan frock, I happen to have two extra bodices laying around just waiting to become dresses. Let me know . . .
I, for one, cannot wait to be finished with this dress forever. You, my patient, patient friends, must be bored silly. I have high hopes for April.