5th October 2011: Hand sewing So much of this project has to be done by hand it's frustrating, but I hope it'll be worth it by the time I'm done. The entire bodice section has now been completed, along with the new sash (check out that georgious satin compared to the previous incarnation).
The sash is going to have an in-built purse and mobile phone holder so I can be mostly handsfree and will double as padding to make it jut out in the right way from my none existant hips. The Herculade cup too now has an actual plastic lidded cup inside so that I can actually use it to remain hydrated.
So all that's left to be done on the dress is the neckline and straps (currently pinned in place with solid satin lining for suppport), the back fastening, and hems. A few little peices could do with a good press and some invisible stitching here and there, but that won't take long.
The biggist problem I'm having right now with this is that, as you can see from the journal image, my mannequin doesn't have as tiny or flexible a waist as I do, so the dress doesn't fit properly, making it impossible to tell how the dress is looking without actually putting it on. This is making adjustments difficult.
Next thing to tackle, and what's really going to take time, is the wig. Fingers crosses.