I've been making good progress on Butterick 5029. I even managed to put in the invisible zipper rather well (I cannot stress how much better it was to baste the zipper instead of pinning it and then directly sewing.
|It's not hemmed yet. Even if I had been able to finish, I'd still need a good 24 hours for the dress to hang before I could hem it.|
|Doesn't look to bad from the front, but it just didn't feel right.|
|The hot mess unpinned, as is.|
|Pinned with 1.5" taken in at each side, but not starting until halfway up the bust section (where the split appears)|
And now I'm at a loss on how to fix it without causing major pulling or other issues. I've got a few hours worth of internet research to figure it out. Oh well.
This really has been a setback type of project? Anyone else working on a project like this right now?