Next step was the lay-out and cutting.
I had to give a few instructions to BFF on how to read the pattern pieces and then made sure it was all pinned properly before I let her cut it out. My daughter had to lengthen all her bodice pieces by 2 inches.
Both got everything pinned and cut in about 1 1/2 hrs--that's both the fabric and lining pieces. According to my daughter it is slightly nerve-wracking cutting fancy fabric. She didn't want to screw anything up.
Daughter #1 with the ruched turquoise for the bodice that made her so nervous.
It is $30/yd. fabric (before using a coupon) and so that is why she was freaking out a little.
BFF with her deep purple satin.
It is a gorgeous color that you can't really tell from this pic and the lighting.
Next time we start some sewing.
I think that I might be more excited for them than they actually are.
- Both are using the same patterns with some subtle changes. The most humorous to me is that they are cutting out the skirt pieces the same length but they will fall at different lengths because my daughter is 6' and her BFF is about 5'5". BFF wants hers to hit right at the ankles and my daughter wants hers a little higher, more tea length.
- Using Simplicity 1797 for the bodice and raising the back neckline a bit.
- Using Simplicity 3878 for the skirt.
Note: Both girls decided to use this dress project as their Integrity value project for Young Woman Personal Progress--make and wear an item of clothing that conforms to modesty standards as outlined in the For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet.