Everything fit very well at the last fitting, so now it was time for me to get down to the nitty gritty and put this whole thing together!
I cut out the bodice pieces in the main fabric. I sewed them together and sewed on gold trim on all the seamlines.
I attached this new layer to the existing white bodice and sewed them together at the necklines and down the center front. I turned it inside out and topstitched it, then I stitched the armholes and the bottom edge together.
Next, I cut out the skirt pieces and sewed them all together. I topstitched the center front and back of the skirts, and I sewed trim onto the center back edges. I gathered the top edges and pinned them to the bodice, then sewed them down.
I applied 4 grommets to the front of the bodice, making sure they would fit between the scallops on the trim.
I sewed the silk sleeves with elastic on the inside and trim on the outside. This silk was like the icing on the cake. The texture was amazing, and it was a little bit shiny, which brought out the gold embroidery on the trim. Gorgeous!
I sewed the sleeves into the bodice, then I sewed the trim onto the center fronts and neckline of the dress.
That’s it! Now I just have to wait until Amy’s final fitting, and I can pin up her hem and do a couple minor finishing details, and then it’s done! I can’t wait to see what it looks like on her over that gorgeous white dress! My poor little dress form just doesn’t do it justice.