Little black dress ... nearly finished! Well, you can see it actually IS finished and worn once, already.
I got to attend a cocktail party (the perfect event for a little black dress) the night before the Nobel prize in Physics was awarded. Three honest to goodness Nobel Laureates were there in person, very exciting. My husband is a physicist, so that was my "in".
Anyway, let me show you the inside of this dress.
Also, I'm going to re-sew the underarm area of the sleeve. I got a couple very nice, but corrective messages from people who's opinions I respect.
Share any tips if you know how to get those two sides to match up ... please!
First I draw a line 5/8" away from my stitching line and then ...
I've already decided that this fabric does not need to be finished on the cut edges. I have already thrown it into the washing machine and have been handling it a lot and it hasn't frayed one teeny weeny bit. Why spend the time? And quite often the shadow of serged seams can show through to the outside after it's ironed, which I don't like ... who does?
I have to confess it is very tempting to open it up to see what old magazine is inside, but it's a great seam roll and my mom made it!
And I LOVE soft rayon hem tape. Unfortunately you can't buy little packs of it anymore. I have 4 big rolls in various neutral colors so I can use it on most projects.
And because I didn't finish any of the seam edges it is super easy for me to open up the underarm seam where the sleeve meets the dress.
Now I have a friend who has gently suggested I shorten it a bit. Hmmm That would take a little more time. But, I love this. I'm always complaining that because I work at home all by myself, I don't have any office friends. But you are all becoming my office friends! Thanks.