Sunday, June 7, 2009

CHRISTENING GOWN---EMILY

This weekend I worked some on Emily's Christening Gown. Previously I had made the puffing and shaped and joined the puffing and lace insertion with silk ribbon woven through it together. This weekend I attached the shaped puffing and lace sections to the four godets.


And attached the godets to the side of the middle front and middle back gores. Below are what the side gores look like.
Then I added the side gores. I didn't take a picture of the five sections (middle gore with godet attached to it and then the side gores attached together) which make up the front and the back halves of the skirt. Will have to do that and add it tomorrow. Previously posting I showed the middle front and middle back gores. Tomorrow I need to trim the fabric from behind the lace between the gores and godets. And hope to join the front and back sections together. If I'm lucky I'll get the pattern out and draw off the bodice on pattern fabric and see if I can get this skirt to fit the bodice from another pattern. If not I'll make the bodice that goes with this pattern.

8 comments:

Laurie said...

Unbelievable Elaine! This is going to be so beautiful, and what a wonderful heirloom to pass down. I wish I had your talent!

Teresa said...

This is a lot of work and you are doing a beatuiful job. I know its going to be a famiy heirloom for years to come.

Jean said...

Wow!!! That gown is going to be so beautiful. That is a lot of detailed sewing. I can't wait to see it finished.

The Quilt Buddy said...

GORGEOUS! This is going to be a treasured heirloom!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So beautiful. What an heirloom!

scrappy quilter said...

This is going to be so beautiful. I can't wait to see it when it's all done.

A Joyful Chaos said...

I'm looking forward to seeing it once it is finished!

Vivian said...

Absolutely elegant. "Heirloom" is definitely the word for this beautiful gown.