Sunday, March 27, 2011

Progress on the Mariana Trench Dress!

I'm nearly done the Mariana Trench Dress (McCall's 6279), but I'm too excited to share my progress to wait until the sleeves are finished before showing it off. It's turning out so good! Probably my best work to date!

But boy have I been arguing with the dress all day. From the interfacing to the topstitching, the hem to the button holes, and even the buttons, this dress has been fighting me the whole way. But even after having to pick 3 different buttonholes, I've doggedly (and patiently) kept going, and I'm loving the results.

All I have left to do is sleeves, and I hate easing in sleeves. Obviously, since I'd rather deal with hemming AND troublesome buttonholes. I'd make it sleeveless, but I really do prefer the version with the sleeves.

Wish me luck!


  1. I used to hate easing sleeves too until my mother taught me how. Now I match up all the dots, gather it right round a lot, and then distribute back to the start so it's all even. I don't mind doing it now. *jumps on plane to come help Heather*

    Looks great, I am loving the color with the light top stitching

  2. Your dress is looking fabulous! I can't wait to see it when it's done. That pattern is in my queue to sew soon.

  3. oh wow, that looks gorgeous!! i can't wait to see the finished dress :)


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