Getting down to the wire now! 1 week…. excited!!! (a little stressed, too many little, time consuming things to do on top of real life) Dress is done so I am back tracking here- it's all a distant memory so I hope to catch here up sooner rather than later.
Lace is already applied to backing material, so now the inner workings of the corset and the body start going together. It's odd construction (ie: nobody does stuff like this anymore- it's closer to couture) since I don't want any seams in the lace past what is absolutely necessary. There are quite a few more seams on the inside than the outside which I know will complicate construction down the line. I say screw it...I am more than momentarily sorry later, but I get over it.
Inside Layer, with corset workings:
Inside Center Front
Cleaned up, trimmed and hand-stitched down:
Here you can see the single layer sides extending beyond the edges of the lace medallion- the ace edge was stitched down with a tiny matching zigzag, trimmed with applique scissors, and the remaining was stitched - by hand, through the chiffon layer only. The medallion continues up the shoulder straps -
All of this I am doing by gut, I do not know what is going to happen with the skirt or the final fit, since I expect the fit will be different than fit in muslin and checked at every juncture. I have not worked in fabric in ages so I don't know what to expect and accommodate for at this point.