13 hours ago
Well yesterday and today were spent DROWNING in fabric but the body of the skirt is together. Give me little fiddly bits over acres of fabric any day. This pattern (TV216) has been easy to follow (as long as you have some previous experience with bustled skirts and pleating. Wouldn't recommend for a beginner. Smooth sailing until I tried attaching the gathered train to the skirt back.....i had to tear it out like 3 times because I kept sewing the pieces to themselves...because again SO MUCH FABRIC. Not gonna lie - the casing holding the train tie tape might be hiding some sins with that seam. Minor freak out when I went to join back to front, and it didn't match at ALL but I had simply misfolded the back pleats phew! Pleats are a bit messy right now because I just threw it on the dummy to give it a looksee but couldn't resist taking a few pictures
Waistband and setting the ties for the back poufs are next, then ruches and whatever else decorative elements I come up with.
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