About

My name is Christina, but you can call me Stini. I have a degree in Costume Technology, and just recently quit my day job as Costume Shop Manager for a regional theater. I had been running an Etsy shop in my spare time for 3 plus years, and finally decided I would like to see if I could make a living by pursuing it full time. I’m using this blog to fill in friends, fellow sewing enthusiasts, and really just about anyone, on what I am up to.  I hope you enjoy reading all about my adventures in sewing! -Stini

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  1. i am trying to make a dress like the green one with the sheer sleeveless bodice over the sweatheart bodice. I understand about lining the bodice but when is the sheer sleeveless bodice sewen to the sweetheart bodice and when is the sheer skirt sewn to the skirt?

    • I just realized that I never responded to this! My apologies! I’m sure I’m too late to chime in on your project, but just in case someone else has the same question, here is my answer:

      1) Assemble the solid (sweetheart) bodice as one piece.
      2) Assemble sheer (sleeveless) bodice as one piece.
      3) Sew (machine or hand basting is fine) the two bodices together at waist.
      4) Repeat above with skirt layers. (Assemble solid, assemble sheer, baste together at waist, then sew gathering stitches into both layers at once, if you are creating a gathered skirt.)
      5) Sew bodice (both layers now attached as one piece) to skirt (both layers now attached as one piece.)
      6) Insert zipper
      6) IF ONLY BODICE IS LINED: Sew lining (sweetheart) to bodice along top edge, right sides together, trim and clip seam allowances, turn towards inside, press. Press under seam allowances at center back and waist, slipstitch in place.
      7) IF ENTIRE DRESS IS LINED: Sew skirt lining to bodice lining, sew top of bodice lining to bodice along top edge, right sides together, trim and clip seam allowances, turn towards inside, press. Press under seam allowances at center back and waist, slipstitch in place.

      Note: As with nearly all sewing techniques, there is more than one way to go about this process, but this is how I, personally, would complete this type of dress. Hope this helps someone out there!

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