I said something good was coming up!

I posted recently that I had something special coming up - Well my latest project is a Wedding dress. Needless to say this will be a design and make that I shall have to keep a little secret until the big day and final reveal, just in case the Groom-to-be stumbles across this!

My client, Gemma, called round on Friday evening with her Mum, Aunty and Mother-in-Law-to-be to be measured up and to discuss what she wants. I also took the time to make a body form of Gemma (duct tape method) as she lives a fair way from me. The body form will let me get a good initial bodice fitting without too many visits.

All I can say at this stage is the dress will have a boned bodice so I got to work and drafted a 9 piece bodice and knocked up the basic toile. I shall now have a play around with shaping etc.
Basic bodice toile.

So far so good and I am happy with it at this early stage. The pattern was drafted based entirely from the measurements I took so should fit well.

The bodice pattern pieces, ready for cutting.

I will keep you updated, as much as I can so keep following to find out more.

In other news, I have been working on a beautiful velvet jacket for a groom and will post photos after I have revealed it to him. 
The problem is that every time I make a jacket I want to make another....So I will be. Like my shirt tutorial that gets so many hits, I shall be doing a tailored Jacket tutorial for you. I shall be making a Jacket based on the Neapolitan style: Soft shouldered, minimally structured, rounded patch pockets and the traditional set-in puckered sleeve heads.

So hopefully a tutorial you will like.

Until next time.....Happy sewing

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