Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bollywood Ball Gown- Fitting, Lining and Gathered Tulle


Yeah, I hate the stuff.

But we will get to that in a moment.
Here is the lining.

Yeah, not too exciting.


Looky here!

So, I hate tulle,
and my serger and I have a rather tentative truce going on.
But, I had heard that, (and don't laugh all you 
girls who are all chummy with your sergers!)
gathering could actually be done on a serger.

So, I did a little internet search and came up with this
tutorial from Kymy.

And, well now! 
It worked!

Gathered tulle! 

While watching the newest episode of Glee
that I had waiting on the DVR, I pinned on 
the lower ruffle to the lining.

And as a side note, wasn't that an amazing episode???
I mean, from the first time I saw Lea Michele on the Tonys,
I thought she was a dead ringer for Idina Menzel!

Ok, back to the subject at hand,
Here is the upper layer of tulle pinned onto the lining.

Remember, Princess India likes full twirly skirts!

Sewing this onto the lining was not fun, but it is done now.

Then I got to try the lining on her!

It looks all wide on her because the seams are on the outside.
This is so the inside where her skin is touching will be protected 
from all that nasty itchy tulle!

By the way, notice India's "Mom, the pins are sticking me and I am exhausted
and have an Algebra final tomorrow so I need to get to bed!!" look.

Now the dress is tried on over the lining.

It is still pinned on in back and raw on the top.

Still all pinned at the back.

I am debating putting in the zipper now, 
or waiting until the Sari fabric overdress is done.

She wants the over dress to be separate so it can come off,
but I don't think that will lay well.

So, I have a lot more to do still.
Now, I get to make the seam adjustments and make it fit better.

And I get to sew the bodice lining and add the.....

take a guess.......


Yep. Time to add the boning.

Back to the dress mines for me. 

More pics tomorrow!!

Oh, and yes, I KNOW the ball is on Saturday night!


~* Aria *~ said...

Seeing tulle made me nearly break out in hives and cry. It looks great so far though!

Depending on how the sari fabric will go on, it might look just fine to have it be a separate piece that can be removed.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I cannot believe the labor of love you are giving this precious girl (well, I can believe it, actually, but since I am a non-sewer it seems like what you are doing is totaly inconceiveable, to quote a movie i love!)
Sivje, all I can say is -- You are the Mom!!
Love ya,
Karen in FL

Christine said...

I love it! You are such an awesome mama!

Ellie Inspired said...

Just awesome, Sivje!! I've never attempted anything like that before but oh, how I want to now!! You'll finish in lots of time for Saturday. It's looking really good. You're amazing!

Meredith said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished product because I am amazed already! Meredith

Jolene said...

It's looking GREAT!! I cant wait to see the finished project!

Ruth said...

This dress is going to be stunningly beautiful! I love seeing the process of the dress being made.

Wendy said...

I love seeing the creation in steps. I can't wait to see the final dress, it's going to be gorgeous!

Bunny said...

This is going to be stunning, Sivje. India will be the queen of the ball, for sure. You really have handle on the construction here.

organicmommy said...

The dress is coming along great! Looks like its coming along well and I am excited to see the next set of pictures.

Renee said...

You have more patience than me. I hate tulle too so, you have my sympathy. But look, it turned out fabulous, nice and full. It's the perfect shade of blue.. she looks beautiful in it already, even with no sleep. Can't wait to see what she looks like on Saturday!!

Anonymous said...

Great job sweetheart. Will be happy to see India wearing the finished gown