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Wedding Guest Dress Update IV: Second Mock Up

trulyclaire

Dropping the front neckline down to make it more alluring

Dropping the front neckline down to make it more alluring

I can already see the finish line. Just a little ways left to go. So, I decided to not add a gusset because widening the bicep and altering the armhole was enough to get the effect I wanted. I still feel that I could drop the neckline a bit more in the front. This last mock-up just finesses the smaller details. I'll have to:

  • take up the shoulder seams at the neck to have the back lie flat
  • let out the front darts just a bit to give a bit more ease at the waistline and possibly shorten them
  • take in a bit more from the back darts to smooth out fullness just under the shoulder blade
  • taper the sleeve from the under arm seam for a more refined look
Taking up the shoulder seam at the neckline to have the back neckline lie flat

Taking up the shoulder seam at the neckline to have the back neckline lie flat

It's really not a whole lot more to do and I won't have to re-cut the muslin to do it. I can make all the changes on the sewing machine for a test fit and mark the pattern accordingly. I expect to have this dress finished by Sunday evening at the latest. I'll draft the facings, pockets, and skirt tomorrow and cut out the pieces in the final fabric to sew up that evening.

Taking in the back darts and dropping back neckline. For test fits I don't worry about making the zipper perfect as long as the open seam measures 1"

Taking in the back darts and dropping back neckline. For test fits I don't worry about making the zipper perfect as long as the open seam measures 1"

Tulle fabric for the petticoat in a contrasting bright aubergine.

Tulle fabric for the petticoat in a contrasting bright aubergine.

Lastly, I had to change the color of the petticoat. It will be an aubergine color instead of a teal or navy. I just couldn't find a teal that I was satisfied with. I also need to pick up organza to line it with and ribbon to pretty up the edges but it's not a priority right now.

Overall I'm pleased with the progress and am eager to see the final result. Just so you know I fit these to myself and then put them on the dress form to mark and record. Though my measurements are close to the form we are shaped much differently.

I'll see you in the next post and hopefully will have a close to finished piece to share with you!

Truly,
Claire