Or, with the classical bent we have at Tchad, I suppose you could subtitle it:
She came, She Sewed, She Conquered*
Decima was in a quandary. She had a formal wedding to go to in the South of France and had nothing to wear.
We can’t always be fairy godmothers at the workroom – but sometimes we can come close.
Decima draughted this corseted and pleated late-mid century dream.
She worked for a while to get all of the piping around the bodice set properly. A note about piping: When you are using it as a design detail in a dress, please make sure that you have all of the fitting and geometry correct before you place the piping and set it. It is such a chore to remove and reconfigure once it is in.
The bodice is actually three layers to hold the shape – a lining, a firm corset, and the fashion fabric. It is so fitted that it required two separate zippers – one to hold the corset in place and one for the fashion fabric.
And these picture, my little sewing babies, are what make it all worthwhile.
*Please forgive us that we can’t remember offhand the Latin 3rd person for those verbs. We think it is Venit, Svit, Vicit But wouldn’t dare to commit that to a sub-title proper!