Hi Everyone! I guess I'm not going to have much to say as far as typing goes today! I made another video!!! The nightgown is finished and it turned out really nice! I had to break up the video into 2 in order to post it to Youtube, sorry about that, but here you go,… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 10- The Lace Hem and Reveal!…A Talkie!
Hi Again! This installment of the Nightgown Project is a fun one! I woke up this morning and thought..."Hey, let's make a video!". Yes, I actually said that to myself. I am soooooo not cut out for moving pictures but what the heck. Here is me (trying my best not to laugh or to totally… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 9- Basting the Neck Band to the Yoke and Bodice…A Talkie!
Hi Everyone again! Last night I sewed the Neck Edge of the Neck Band together. It went together very quickly... I first sewed the Back Neck Band Shoulder Seam to the Front Neck Band Shoulder Seam on both sides then sewed around the Neckline Edge right sides together... I pressed the seams, clipped the… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 8- Sewing the Neck Band
Howdy All! I had a chance to work on the nightgown yesterday and one of the things that was bothering me was the Front Band width at Center Front. It looked a little wonky. I knew what the problem most likely was, too much width, just how to go about fixing it? I used a… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 7- Front Band Refining
Hi Everyone Again, I’m now at the point in this project where I need to make a decision for the lace trim that will be sewn along the armscye. I stopped at Hobby Lobby yesterday just to see if they had anything and wouldn’t you know it they did! This is actually a stretch lace that… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 6 – Lace Trim Selection
Hi Everyone! Guess what I decided to use for the lace portion of my project? Yup, the Jessica McClintock dress. I cut it apart and just thought oh what the heck, why not!?! So, I used the skirt portion of the dress to cut out the front and back yoke pieces. There’s tons of lace,… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 5 – Lace
Welcome Back Readers! Last night I snuck away for about an hour, while Jim watched Jamba, and managed to cut out the Front and Back bodice pieces. I am using a Nylon Tricot from Hancock Fabrics for this first sample. I picked this up the other day when I went out in search of some appropriate… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 4, Cutting Fabric
Hi Readers! I just want to say that it was a loooooong night last night and just about the only thing positive to come out of it was that I managed to get the Back pattern pieces finished. Jamba was up just about every hour with the need to go out. I’m just not sure… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 3, The Back Pattern Pieces
Hi Readers! I have been sneaking in the patternmaking on this project in short intervals between puppy naps, walks and work. Yesterday morning I sketched in the style lines and last night I worked out the front pattern pieces. To show you this process, first let me show you what I did to sketch in… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 2, The Front Pattern Pieces
Hi Again Everyone! I’m currently outside on the back patio enjoying this most glorious of days the Midwest has to offer. The temperature is about 85 degrees, the sky is clear to some clouds, the cicadas are making a racket and I’m sipping an iced coffee. It just doesn’t get much better right?! Well, I… Continue reading The Nightgown Project – Part 1, Sketching Some Ideas