Sunday, February 1, 2009

Weekend Project: Let the Glittering Begin

Childhood is a short season.
-Helen Hayes

Somehow, inbetween work craziness, I managed to start working on Mariana's light blue princess dress.

You may remember that she picked this pattern (pink bib version sketched in lower right hand corner):

After some consideration, I decided that I wanted to treat the overlay glittery tulle and the underneath polyester satin as a single sheet of fabric. So, I carefully lined up the two along their selvedges (does tulle have a grainline?), cut the pattern pieces out of both fabrics together and then hand basted each pair into a single piece.

Possibly overkill for a make-believe dress-up outfit, but I figured that practicing a technique never hurt anyone! ;)
I have everything cut, basted and ready to go. Unfortunately, I brought work home for the weekend, so it's going to have to wait a while... Hopefully my 30-minutes-per-evening approach will make short work of this dress and I can deliver it next weekend! Wish me luck... :)


wendy said...

Oooh, that glittery tulle looks very cool!

Reethi said...

You are a sweetie to be sewing for anyone else! I sew for other people kicking and screaming!