Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Final Audition

The fabric cutting is almost complete, which means tomorrow I get to SEW!

As I was deciding how to use all the various prints/borders of the fabric, I had pretty much settled on cutting the upper bodice on the bias so the print would run diagonally. But to be sure before making a fatal mistake, I put Zillie to work auditioning both choices.



My instincts were right. The bias bodice (on the left) looks so much better. With the bodice on the bias, the print is broken up in a subtle manner, instead of reading like wallpaper. ;-) There is turquoise in the print that matches the turquoise in the waist and neck sections, but it's not showing up very well in these photos. Maybe you can get a better idea of the colors from this close-up.



I hope I have enough fabric to also cut the back upper bodice on the bias, but first I need to cut the sleeves before I'll know.

17 comments:

  1. That's going to be SO pretty.

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  2. This dress is going to be lovely on you! How did you address the WG shoulder grain issues you described a few posts back?
    vtmartha

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  3. You're absolutely right! Bias looks better. I wish I could think of things like that!

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  4. Yep, the one on the left is the definitely the way to go

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  5. The left one is definitely more slimming. Pretty fabric.

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  6. Bias is better!

    You are far ahead of me....you answered my post on PR about lowering the bust dart with nowhere to go..... I am still working on the options (the two I tried Sunday were not quite right)...may try a small FBA ....

    Watching your progress gives me encouragement to press on.....after work! ML

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  7. Great idea - the bias top looks fab.

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  8. Another person who likes it on the bias. I like the colors in that fabric, too.

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  9. True! The bias upper front does look nicer.

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  10. Wow, cutting it on the bias makes a big difference,, looks great,,,

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  11. The first thing I noticed what the great trim- I could definitely see how it tied into the dress, without being too matchy matchy. The bias makes such a stunning difference, and the drape of course is exquisite.

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  12. I would never have thought of using the fabirc on the bias - you're so creative. I am so going to steal your idea for my cosmo dress. :)
    I love the fabric

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  13. I love this fabric and I agree with you about the bias cut on the bodice. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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  14. OMGaaash, it looks lovely. Definitely the bias cut version. Can't wait to see your finished post.

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  15. Oh, and if you don't mind much. Would you please share the fabric source?

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  16. I think that the bias has a very nice look. The fabric is terrific!

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