I made good progress on the ball gown yesterday. Ooh it’s really looking like a ball gown now! I tacked down the zone trim and started on the one side of the skirt (any place you see sequins it’s sewn). I need to make more trim obviously, to finish the bottom and the other side. I want to add a second band to the sleeves too, but only if I have time.
The petticoat is all done, except for some trimming. I have a little piece of the gold pinned on and that little bit seems enough to tie it into the gown. I don’t want to go too wild on the petticoat as ultimately I want a different petticoat for the gown (a gold silk satin I think, or maybe a shot bronze taffeta or something like that). I also want to make a jacket ensemble with the cream and I don’t know how I want to trim that yet. I’m not sure I’ll have enough of the baby gold trim, I bought out JoAnns supply yesterday and don’t particularly want to drive to PM for more. I have some other gold trims laying about so I could just use one of them instead if needs be.
Very nice, lovely collour! Wasnt it difficult to sew in that green fabric? It looks very much like the pale purple i want to make for a suit. I gave it up because it was so difficult to sew with, but maybe i should give it another chance later?
I don't know if it's the same fabric that you were using. This is actually one of the easiest fabrics I've worked with - I really love it! I'm not sure exactly what it's called, it might be faille but I'm not sure. It's definitely a synthetic, which I usually avoid, but it looks and feels close enough to the real thing for me!