|The dress, inside out, showing the lining from the front|
|showing properly finished zip top|
|showing distance of folded lining, machine stitched to tape, from teeth|
- Gathered darts (not sure what to call them)
- Machine sewing lining to zipper in lined dress
- Properly finishing the top of the zip
- Insert invisible zip
- Attach lining to bodice
- Insert a lining
- And learned that I wasn't quite as proficient at them as I'd thought
- Learned how to alter gathered dart - a pity the fabric was cut and I couldn't apply what I'd learned to the bodice
- It's important to perfect the toile before moving on - otherwise a lot of time will be wasted and the garment may still not be a good as it could be
- I sewed and unpicked so many times here and learned that fabric is just fabric.
- I learned I can give up before I reach 'perfection' and that things can be good enough.
- I should sew with fabrics I like. This fabric was beautiful to sew with but as I just don't like the small floral too green pattern, I know I won't wear the dress as much as I might have in a different fabric.
- Although I was advised not to finish the fabric edges as that adds bulk, and everything is concealed by the lining, I wish I had, especially for the lining which frays quite a lot.
So that's it. What do you think?