Second, I watched detailed videos created by Lisette of What Would Nancy Drew Wear and somehow managed to put a fairly decent lapped zipper into the dress. Now to finish the dress I just need to face the sleeves and hem it. Hemming is going to be a bitch on this huge circle skirt. It might call for a good movie to go along with some handstitching.
I have a question for all of you sewers out there. The dress has lovely pleats down the front, but due to the cotton fabric they seem to get lost and not stand out as much as I would like them to. I plan on wearing a full crinoline under this dress and I want the pleats to be crisp. Is there such a thing as putting strips of interfacing on one side of the pleat to give it more structure? Or is there some other technique out there? Maybe just a really good ironing with starch? Just curious.
Do you think it would look funny with the pink buttons?
The next few months are going to be very unscheduled for me, what with Sir Bravehearts wedding and my dad's continued healing, so I may not be around as much...but then again maybe I will. Please continue to hold my dad in your thoughts and prayers. And thanks in advance for any help you can give with my sewing.