My first conclusion is that the front and the back are fairly easy: sew the tucks in. Easy but laborious! They have to be folded and sewn 1/4'' (6mm) from the fold line. I became slightly crazy during the process. However, it is totally worth it. It creates a beautiful drape from the waist down.
My second conclusion is that the loopy thingy in the middle was quite annoying to make! There are so many layers of the fabric with the pleats that it feels quite bulky. I guess it looks ok though.
My third conclusion is that the sleeves are hell! They are made of three pieces plus the ruffle that has to be sewn in between! I made a muslin of one sleeve just to understand how it worked. It took me hours, and I am usually a smartie...
I actually like the ruffles more than I expected to... Today, I only had the time to make one of the sleeves in my fashion fabric. And I am pretty happy so far.
|I have reinforced the gathering line of the shoulder|
|Here is what it will look like. I haven't hemmed it yet though)|
|almost everything is french seamed!|
My last conclusion is that making ruffles with a jersey fabric is not great, because their hem gets bulky too but it adds a kind of twist that works.
Tune in tomorrow for (hopefully) the finished garment!
PS: Does anyone know how to use a rolled hem foot?