Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vionnet toile #2 on me

Between a temperamental computer and blogger being picky I figured that rather than edit my last post to add these photos I'd just post again.

So here it is on me, now with seam allowances around the armholes cut away as well so this is the current toile's finished size. (And not only is my hair brushed, but I've also run the straighteners over it. Not for blogging pride I'm ashamed to admit, but because we're going to Georgia's intended Intermediate School's open night this evening. Out in public=tidy hair)


I am really really pleased with how it's looking. The "bubbling" of excess fabric over my hips and odd fall of the back skirt's side seams below this are almost certainly due to the uneven match of seams between waist and hip. Just to check I'll probably adjust this toile and press the seams. As it is it makes my butt look huuuuuuge. (So we all know it'll be fixed in the final garment!)
It isn't perfectly flat across my lower back, but a more drapey or stretchy fabric may address this. I still can't get over the fact that such a fitted dress fits over my head with no opening. What a perfect dress.
Any suggestions/opinions very welcome.

13 comments:

  1. Great stuff! I love the geometric back bodice on this style. Are you going to make it long or short - or assymentric!? I think in a heavy-ish crepe-backed satin those lower back wrinkles might flatten out, especially if the skirt is long.
    Do you realise I am going to have to hunt down this book now! Which library did you find it in?

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  2. Hi Judy. I love the shape of the back and agree with Sherry's fabric suggestion. My only comment is I think that the assymetric hemline is a little dated and perhaps not as flattering as running it just on the knee. But it will be lovely whatever you choose.

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  4. No suggetions, but it sure looks good! I can't wait to see this in the final fabric (whatever that might be).

    Do you think the comment above regards the fact that you put "butt looks huge" in your post? I'm thinking "creepy japanese website about girls with huge butts". I could be wrong, of course (well, anything's possible).

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  5. Sorry, make that Chinese website. My Asian script knowlege is not what it should be.

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  6. It looks wonderful!! Such a fabulous design, and go you for making it happen.

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