So even though my stomach adamantly disagreed, I figured I better get started on my dress.
The instructions recommended making a fitting toile out of muslin prior to cutting the actual bodice fabric. Thank goodness I did! Turns out that the pattern runs REALLY small. I made a second toile that fit much better. My nerves were getting to me, but I went ahead and cut the bodice fabric.
Though complicated, the steps have been pretty clear. I knew it was time to take a break when I realized that the inset I had sewn onto the bodice was too high for my taste (meaning I was going to have to seam rip it so I could lower it) AND I sewed the interfacing to the incorrect side of one of the bodice pieces (more seam ripping).
Eh, c'est la vie.
Best part? It's going WAY faster than I thought. Once I fix the parts I just mentioned and attach the other bodice piece, the bodice is basically finished! Only took about 3 hours.
- Skirt and two overskirts
- RJs shirt
- RJs three-piece suit
38 days to go....