Yeah, my mom did it exactly as it said to in the instructions. The only thing we did differently was add a straight stitch right across the bottom of the band because the fabric was too heavy and the hand stitch wasn't holding well.
Thanks for the info! I may try something different, because I'm not into all that slipstitching. (Although I'm beginning to think this dress is not meant to be...the fabric I bought for the contrast band turned all streaky in the wash! Grrr!)
No problem! I don't even know what a slipstitch is either, so uhh yeah. Haha. I think it holds better if you just do a regular straight stitch anyways. But yeah, you must show me your dress when you finish it!!
Anyways, well I finished that other dress for the wedding I was talking about. The wedding was today and I just got back from it about 30 minutes ago, actually. I've got a bunch of other stuff to do today but while I'm waiting for my feet to stop hurting from my heels, I might as well post here! Haha.
I guess this dress was easier since it was the second time, but we actually had more problems with it. We tried making the bodice for the petite size this time since I'm kinda [really] short-waisted and we kept having to adjust the first one. Something happened though and it ended up being HUUUUGE. We still ended up having to do a lot of adjusting anyways. We adjusted the bodice so much that the circumference of the skirt actually ended up being too big so we had to gather it a bit so we wouldn't have to alter the bodice or the skirt. I think it actually ended up being cuter because the fabric this time was super thin so it gave it a little more...floof.
But yeah, this dress was REALLY comfortable because the fabric was so thin and breathable. Definitely a bonus considering the wedding was outdoors.
That's me and my now cousin in-law.
She was so nervous! I was nervous and it wasn't even my wedding!
Me to the left.
Doesn't really show the dress, but this is the little devil who stole my heart.
And just because nothing is cuter than little kids in big kids clothes!