When I got in to class I got on my costume to fit the bodice and work out what what left to do.
There were a number of things I needed to fix/amend/do:
- piping – sort out the ends at centre front so they can be tightened (next time use smaller gauge piping, preferably cotton as it has better grip)
- hook and eye fastenings
- stab stitch through to better hold in place
- stitch around so that none of the metal on the hoops show
- still to do:
- front placket/modesty panel
- softener around neckline
- cuffs – made to look like it is the chemise showing through
Ends of the piping
When I was applying the piping I couldn’t quite remember how Claire had asked us to do it, so I had finished it like this:
What I should have done is unpick the last bit of piping and turned it in so that the cord would be free to hang out and be tightened.
To correct it I had to:
- unpick the top and bottom hooks and eyes, and some of the piping
- turn back the piping end
- reslip stitch the piping
- put back the hooks and eyes
It seamed to take ages when it felt like I had so much left to do.
I spoke with Claire about the fichus and we looked in some of the books in class. Some fichus are much larger than others, but as mine would be tucked in to my dress, only a small one would be necessary.
Next week we will be working on:
- hems and draping
- using button hole elastic to join the skirt and bodice