Category Archives: Danse Libre dress

Innards

So, let’s talk about innards. You know, of the Danse Libre bodice. The part that costumers love and geek out over, and the rest of you are welcome to be all Front seams: Pressed open overcast each side individually Boning … Continue reading

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Another late sneak peek

Since I don’t have photos yet from my friend who took them, here is a sneak peek (which is not really sneaky, given it’s 2 weeks after I’ve worn the dress)

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Finishing touches

Just in time for Viennese Ball tomorrow, I have completed the finishing touches on my bertha. Lace, and what I believe are technically known as “big-ass bows”. (Note, these are not to be confused with “big ass-bows”, which I believe … Continue reading

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First dress rehearsal

Just wore the dress for the first time in rehearsal! There are things that aren’t perfect – mostly 5 feet issues (aka, you won’t notice them if you are 5 feet away). Even the 1 foot issues probably aren’t noticeable … Continue reading

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Wearable top

Finally have the bodice in a completely wearable state. I won’t consider it done until it has a bertha (and maybe tucker), but I could wear this to a performance if necessary. The sleeves were pretty straightforward. I used the … Continue reading

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Bodice layers

I finally finished the bodice mockup, and got to sewing! The bodice is silk taffeta, interlined with silk organza, and flatlined with plain white muslin. The silk organza adds crispness and body, without adding bulk. Took a while to cut … Continue reading

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Scallops

Quick interlude on how I did the scallops on the skirt flounces. First, finding a scallop-on-scallop pattern is not easy. I finally got the idea of image searching for scalloped doilies. Found one that was round, cropped off the piece … Continue reading

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