|Helen in finished dress|
|Last year's red dress, outside|
|Last year's red dress, inside - colour not quite right|
|Back of (completed dress) dress; princess seamed bodice; waist casing|
|Back of dress|
Then the pockets, which I find quite tricky. As this fabric seemed so much ‘thinner’ than the last one, I decided I needed to interface the pocket front as well as having an interfaced facing behind the poppets to provide some strength - this was one of the places the original RTW dress failed. Incidentally, Helen told me that she finally threw the original dress out (I’d rather she had given it to me but never mind - she likes my version, which is superior and it would just be more stuff to look after!).
|You can see the side seam above and below the pocket|
These are sewn, carefully keeping the pocket and waistband casing out of the way, then overlocked (serged) and pressed to the back.
|Front of (completed) dress|
What colour next? I think I'd be best interlining fabric - what do you think?