It's finished, it's finished!
And it's the most beautiful thing I have made so far!
The pattern work was relatively easy and I actually made all my patterns perfectly, including a placket with facing which I don't ever recall doing before. If I have, it was in college and I don't remember much from college.
|Sewing patterns all laid out with my pattern making book.|
I did have a bit to overcome with sewing on this one though - sewing a placket (which wasn't too hard but I had difficulties getting it to line up perfectly), and putting in near-perfect buttonholes which I had to rip out about 4 times. Note that I only had 4 buttonholes to create!
|Cutting the lining one night.|
Sewing the side seams was fun however and happened in all one fell swoop. Putting a lining into a dress is easy when you know the correct steps - armholes, neckline then turn. After that, you can sew your lining and self fabric all in one go of the machine.
This is something I learned when I sewed the Cloud Dress.
I was told once that it's a great idea to save all your pattern work so later on if you like something, you really can just Frankenstein it all together. I used to just throw patterns away after making something and then I realized I was stupid and doing far more work than necessary.
So... thanks Max's mom (Judy) for this amazing fabric! I'm glad I could do it justice and that it turned out so well.
I still have some pieces leftover, so perhaps it will become pocket lining in something else someday!
Sewing pattern/design: Nicole Capoccitti aka Manic Pop