Friday, May 4, 2012

Project: Opening Night Dress: in fabric, almost there

I got some work done today! I leave for Cedar on Tuesday and I don't want to do any more than finishing touches on my opening night dress when I get there bc I'll be sewing all day. The plan was to do the final in red and on a whim I bought sparkly leopard to do another mock up after my muslin, but then I ran out of time and money so the final's going to be leopard! It's either going to be super smokin' or totally trashy. Either way it's going to be festive...

the beginnings of the top

The fabric's not the greatest, the sparkles are just the plastic glued on bits that are obnoxious, but it's pretty fun right? I didn't mean to but it looks like I got that diagonal pattern to repeat onto the bodice. I also brain farted and even though I thought I was working it out to make the right side on top (girls are always right) I ended up with a boy dress (boys are left over). Too lazy to fix it. I need to finish the lining by hand, do the sleeves, sew in the zipper, finish up the back, and hem it. All in all not too terribly much to do.

It doesn't look the greatest on the form, but that's probably because my torso is a good 2" longer than the form's! I really hope it fits. There's no reason it shouldn't, but I always get nervous w/ my own patterns!

Part 2: The mock up
Part 1: The inspiration


  1. too cool for school, that's what you are. are you doing the shakespeare festival costuming then?

  2. Leopard print AND sequins?! I'm so excited to see the finished product! You are amazing.

  3. I think you'll be channeling new jersey in that one :)

  4. I think it looks fantastic!