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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Marfy 1776 complete!

Here's a first look at Marfy 1776, complete! 

Obviously, I have to finish the skirt to get the whole look. :-)  I originally tried a gathered skirt attatched under the top to make it all one piece, but I didn't like how it poofed out right under the top.  Way too "princess" for this almost-30-year-old.  I've settled on an A-line separate skirt, which just needs a lining and zipper to be complete.

Wow, was this a challenge!  I don't think I've ever resewn so many seams in my life, but I wanted this to be as close to perfect as possible.  I'll save the nitty gritty details until I have the whole look together.  This has been hanging up for a few days and could use another pressing.  I also plan to use that special garment tape to tape the cups to my skin.  I don't want my strapless bra to peek out, and you can probably tell this is quite plungeing.

The structure I used worked really well: fashion fabric underlined with cotton flannel to camoflague the boning.  The boning is underneath, on the interfaced lining.  This method of construction worked so well that I'm using the same on my blue lace dress (also almost complete).

Any ideas on a hairstyle?  I think I need an updo, but not sure what I'll do now that my hair is pretty short. 


Shirley said...

Sexy lady! I love it. :) Can't wait to see it with the skirt.

Kathryn said...

Ooh la la! Trying to get another baby out of this trip? :-) I love it and it fits you perfectly - I'm amazed at your skill (and bravery) in tackling something like this. I can't eait to see the blue dress too.

Uta said...

Looks gorgeous already! I kind of like it with the hair down. Since the dress is going to be so glamorous... why not leave the hair a bit more casual?