06 May The 30 Day Dress
……… also known as the Baltimore dress is completed.
After separating the skirt from the bodice and removing the top ruffle, I removed all of the gathering threads and started over. Most of the gathers in the skirt were replaced with darts giving me a smoother fit around the waist.
I cut 14 inches of width off of the ruffle but sadly realized my new vision for the dress looked disproportionate. The decrease in gathers from ruffle to ruffle needed to be gradual rather than drastic leading me to add 6 inches back to the top ruffle. This meant the delicate ruffled fabric now featured an additional seam…… somewhere.
Can you see it?
537 York Street
P.O. Box 335
Lodi, CA 95241
( there is no website link) .
In the end removing 8 inches of width from the top ruffle and reducing the bulk in the skirt made a huge difference in the dress.
Third Try– reducing bulk in the waist and removing excess from the top layer
Not only can I live with the 3rd and final version but at last, I can tell it’s going to be fun to wear which should erase the memories of the stress and angst I experienced over the past 30 days!
Many thanks to all for seeing me through this one 🙂