Saturday, May 14, 2011

The joys of a blissful sewing excursion and sewing..

Well, I did end up going to Lacis this afternoon. Wow, the selection of steel boning was tremendous. But, I feel a bit silly, because I left the dress muslin at home. It's okay, I now have a much better idea of how I am going about this. It's hard to believe that it has been about 25 years since the last time I did any sewing with boning. After showing the fabric to the gracious manager of Lacis, I feel even more inspired to get this dress rolling along. Guess that I am going back to Lacis next weekend. :)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happily the dress is finally cut out! I don't remember the last time I was ever so excited to cut something out to make for myself. (Usually I find this the most tedious and boring part of sewing.) I am going to post some pics of this incredible fabric, as soon as I get the cell phone upgraded.
Stay tuned for further adventures..

Saturday, May 7, 2011

onto the dress of the day..

Now that I have the time, the fabric is preshrinking and yet I am still pondering which stays a.k.a. boning, I would like to use for my dress. Of course after reading about using boning, I want to make a trip to Lacis (picking up the steel) to do samples with the ridgeline and the steel to make the ulitmate decision. I even picked up some grosgrain to make a waistline stay. If I am going to do this, I am going whole hog!

The best thing is about this is I am making the decision after A) reading about it in the latest issue of Threads ( May 2010), B) re-reading about boning in Couture Sewing Secrets from Australian Stitches and lastly seeing the Balenciaga exhibit at the de Young Museum last weekend. Now that is inspiration!!

It's amazing to think that I am so excited to finally cut out the dress this weekend.