I have been having fun with the Dolce & Gabbana little psychedelic mini for Pippa!
I drafted the double dart back and the double darted plus side dart front. It was looking good. I began sewing in the darts and only then decided to go looking for more photos of the original.Â Low and behold I did find another! Different view and larger that the first. Yay! Except that when I referred to the photos, I realized that the darting is on the outside. On purpose of course 🙂 Very cool and all of that but my darts were on the inside where they are usually found, lol!I had sewn mine in white thread because I knew it would hide well against the white lining. If the darts are to be on the outside, white thread is not the right choice. A little too noticeable.
I chose white lining fabric because this print fabric is quite fine and a little see through as a result. Backing it with white makes the graphics pop a little more. The pic below shows the difference when the fabric has some white behind it….
Back to the cutting table to start from scratch. These bits are so small and the fabric is quite fine, it seemed much easier to start fresh than to try and remove the incorrect darting. Putting the tiny darts in is definitely an exercise in patience! So very small and being on the outside they have to be freakishly neat, lol! Nowhere to hide here!
The new outside darts are sewn with tan thread so that it will recede a little. And on to the straps….. So thin that they can’t be turned. They have been pressed around some white ribbon and then hand sewn.
Here is Pippa wistfully hoping that this dress is for her, lol! I think she’s reaching for it even! I guess I’d better find her something else fabulous to wear ’cause she’s not getting this one!
There’s more finishing to be done of course, but I’ll pause and work on the thin gold belt. As luck would have it I have some incredible gold leather! What could be nicer, ha ha!
I’m going to fold it quite narrowly, apply some leather adhesive and clamp that sucker!
Well clearly if one clamp is good, many clamps are waaaay better right? ;o)
More clamps – stat!
Phew, that’s got it I think. lol!
Ok, that’s all I have to share today. One more work session should have this little mini finished!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!