July 6th, 2011

Another Princess Seam Question

So I have all my 1950s cocktail dress bodice pieces together, and I've come to another dilemma. Where do I press my seams to, to make them disappear? Between the muslin lining, the silk organza interlining, and the crepe-type outer, those seams seem really bulky!

And Edwardian-wise, I'm wearing the first mockup right now. The front fits pretty great, though I think I will be adding a couple more inches to the bottom, which I need to do to a lot of bodices, since I'm tall. But the back looks sooo crazy! The hem winds up darting way up the center back, and the whole thing is probably at least 4" too short. Very strange, diamond cutting system!