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Yes, it is three-thirty and I am still awake. But I am one of those people - I was almost done, so I didn't want to stop... and then it was three-thirty in the morning.

But now it's done!

Mostly, anyway. Apart from a hook-and-eye closure at the top of the zipper and possibly some topstitching along the top of the bodice (I haven't decided whether the slight poufiness is a bug or a feature). I rather like how it turned out, except that the fabric is a wee bit more transparent than I'd hoped. This is fine in the bodice, which is lined, but in the skirt... well. Let's say it's killing the mystery a little, shall we? Are there other sewing-people with ideas that don't involve a) slips or b) giving it an underskirt? Because I a) hate slips and b) ...think I actually do have appropriate underskirt fabric (not to mention probably enough of the Whim Fabric to make another dress), but I'm at that point in the project where I just want to be done, damn it all...

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miscellanny
May. 23rd, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Blimey that's pretty.

*impressed*
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. ^.^
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chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Well. You can't see the bits where I had to pull out the stitching at the back to put in the straps, but that's what ironing is for!
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chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
:)
chkc
May. 23rd, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
The dress looks so cute! :)

An alternate idea to an underskirt is... wear a pair of shorts under the dress? *no help at all*

I hope you managed to catch some sleep for the remainder of the night morning.
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I did! And now I watch Chuck. *determined*
crownglass39
May. 23rd, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Do you have a ruffler? You could probably crank out a thin petticoat in about a half an hour. Have you done one of those? Yell if you haven't.

By the way, it looks awesome!
lallybroch
May. 23rd, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
OMG--imagining this dress with a petticoat is making me covet it *even more*.
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
^.^
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
I do not, but I think I'll fold and do an underskirt after all. Just have to find where I stashed the fabric...

...and thank you! :)
ferox
May. 23rd, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
For a quick underskirt/lining, use the skirt pattern piece, take out the pleats (so, pin them together) and cut it out of your under fabric. Sew up one side, hem. Mark how far the zipper comes down from the waist, and make a narrow hem there; sew up the side. Attack at waist.

<3333 It looks so preeeetty.
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Ha, thank you. I will do that. (You are my hero, because you made it sound super-simple. Despite my looking at the dress this morning and thinking "oh god, no more." :))
ferox
May. 23rd, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
No problem, kittencakes. I've put in more zippers than I can count, but honestly, once it's in? Even I am of the NO MORE, IT'S NEVER COMING OUT persuasion. I heartheart unattached linings, especially since they tend to go first.
babs_sg1
May. 23rd, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
What a pretty dress.
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D
lallybroch
May. 23rd, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh man--I'm coveting this dress hard-core!! (I'm also coveting your sewing skillz because I'm the kind of girl who has to glue buttons on.)
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Honestly I mostly muddle through. I didn't do it properly to pattern, and I still have to do zippers by hand because the zipper foot scares me. So. :)

maelie
May. 23rd, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
So pretty!!
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
Next I will work on your nightgown-things!
maelie
May. 23rd, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Squeeeeee!!!
mik100
May. 23rd, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
That's it! I want pretties too! Can I come over to iron the stupid fabric tomorrow?
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
I will believe this when I see it. o.O
mik100
May. 23rd, 2010 11:23 pm (UTC)
FINE I'LL DO IT TONIGHT
mik100
May. 23rd, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
also, I love you :p
hufflepuffia
May. 23rd, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
*claps*
chandri
May. 23rd, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
\o/
bibliotron
May. 24th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
My word, that is a gorgeous dress.
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