Are you guys going to laugh at me if I confess that I am in serious silk sewing overload? Couture exhaustion? Dreaming of sewing Kate a very simple cotton sundress -itis?
When we first got engaged I had this vision of wearing a floor length navy blue silk evening coat over my dress on the way home... and I kept coming back to remembering that idea and decided I'd bite the bullet and make it. So I woke up EARLY this morning, fished out some navy blue duchess satin and pulled out the coat pieces from Simplicity 6192.
I will admit at grumbling at marking and sewing YET MORE DARTS. And seriously getting frustrated at the shifty organza. But I guess it ended up OK, I have my evening coat! The pattern was pretty straightward, actually. It has front and back french darts, and as a nice touch, darts in the back shoulders and two elbow darts on the sleeves.
Here we are on my dressform:
I found some navy velvet ribbon in a drawer and used that to fasten it. The pattern originally called for you to sew a sash, but I think the ribbon is not too bad.
Front pinned shut so that I could position it:
And after sewing:
Can you see how the front french darts are curved? Kind of neat! But a big pain to pin and then press, especially because this satin does NOT like steam.
Back with the ribbon belt
Are you guys in wedding dress overload yet? I put it on to make sure all the pieces were all set, and my mom took a few pictures.
Not a great picture, but the dress under my coat:
Next, here's a better picture of my sister in her dress. It needs pressing, but you can get the general idea. She had to get into the "let's play dressup!" action too. ;)
And finally, Anabear being cute:
We have one week to go. Yikes!