The dress is almost ready…
Working on the skirt. The pleats are marked with drill-holes and the self fabric in pinned to the lining matching those drill-holes. Each pick-up pleat will be stitched by hand and is secured with a rhinestone in metal setting.
Top part of the dress: Pick-up pleats are finished, now I only need to tuck the inside corset to the lining.
The hidden corset has a waist-stay ribbon around the bottom edge, and has a hook and eye closure at the center-back. The dress is strapless so it is very important to ensure that it sits tight on waist-line and doesn’t slide down.
Pictures of the finished dress will follow soon!