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« on: October 17, 2010 04:41:46 PM »

So this is a Gibbous inspired costume-dress that I've started on... I plan on wearing this on Halloween most likely; Only I've come to a roadblock. I have a very similar tanktop and skirt that I've sewed together,



On the dress I basted the part held together by safety pins..

Close up of skirt section,


So now it is a thigh length dress, I have this huge part of scraps that I've mended together, to sew onto the dress... my only concern is how to go about doing this the most efficient way. The wrap around section is splayed out at the tops and bottoms of it, so it can contour to the body. Am I best off pinning the whole thing while it's on me? (I don't have a mannequin) and basting sections, then sewing them accordingly?

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2010 10:06:43 AM »

I would pin your texture piece on the dress and then put the dress on, and re-pin to get the dress to fit as you want it, then trim off the excess texture fabric and stitch the whole shebang together.  Usually I pin the scrap pieces  on my base garment and sew them on rather than making a separate texture unit, but I can see how doing it your way might be easier and faster.
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2010 03:25:35 PM »

Thanks so much for your input! I'll be attempting this in the next few days..  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2010 04:26:59 PM »

Happy to help.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010 05:43:22 PM »

For as far as this is coming along, the only downfall... you have no idea what I would do for a mannequin right about now..  Wink
Still searching around for a cheap used one rather than buying one offline. Whew
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