Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The dress - Veiled

I know, I'm procrastinating cutting off the excess from the overskirt and binding it, but at least I did get the veil finished! I don't know why I'm afraid of that overskirt. I did get some practice binding the organza with satin. I usually don't pin at all when I am binding with cotton, but all this slippery stuff requires a lot of pins.
Anyway, here it is! Kali went for a waist length veil, so as to obscure as little of the back of the dress as possible, which I think will be perfect.Isn't is pretty? All that sparkly organza and shiny satin.The organza is so sheer! I know it isn't a very traditional veiling fabric, but I think it will be stunning. It will look like a glistening halo around her.I bound it at the top with more bias tape (I do have 50 yards!). Kali is wearing a tiara, so I plan to hand sew a comb or two to the inside of the binding and she can slide it in behind the tiara.

This part was really fun! Now I just have to buck up and trim and bind that overskirt. You may not hear from me for a while...