(You wouldn't either, it you were doing this :)
The dress is 98% complete now. Too bad I won't have any photos of the dress being worn by my daughter until some vague time in the future. I sure am curious!
This fabric was totally crazy to work with. Not hard, just time consuming. I picked out stitches from the back with the seam ripper to create a 3/8" seam allowance.
Then I snipped off the clear thread from the front. It's like very fine fishing line.
To stabilize the neckline and armholes, I sewed narrow clear elastic using the zig-zag.
So, yeah, there are sequins everywhere now :)
I also sewed a pair of cotton twill pants in a nice neutral gray. I went without any stretch this time and I re-washed multiple times in hot water & hot dryer to pre-shrink. They do need to be touched up with an iron and they do get pleasantly baggy as the day goes on. Comfort was the top priority here. I can't recall whether I ever posted this top. I cut this before I went to Korea and sewed it when I got back. I love this pattern and this fabric; a super-stretchy and soft cotton jersey.
That's all for now! Today is my birthday and I turned 53. So far, I like it just fine.