The tucked pieces of the dress are cut from a panel of batiste that I spent HOURS stitching on with a twin needle. HOURS!
The oblong motifs are cut from an old hankie, then attached with free motion stitching to the tucked piece.
The vertical lace elements are added to the dress with straight stitching, centering the lace over the construction seams. The fabric behind the lace is trimmed away, the trimmed edges are pressed towards the dress and held in place with zig zag stitching.
|lace centered over seam and straight stitched|
|fabric being trimmed|
|excess fabric pressed away from lace|
|zig zag on edges|
|part of the tucked panel (HOURS!)|
|motif cut from hankie to be free motioned stitched onto tucked piece|
|loopy design on skirt|
|Bodice with motif and other lace that may or may not be added|
Of course it all is puckered but will be pressed nice and smooth as construction continues and when the dress is finished. If you have any questions, ask away!