I picked up some boning and I found they stock some great plastic-type material that's going to serve as the "glass" on the bodice. We originally thought about just picking up a shower curtain, but this was exactly the type I wanted, and at $4.95/yard was bound to be cheaper than a shower curtain. Since it's plastic it's not really fabric...right?
|Dinner to fuel us through the cutting!|
We had dinner before setting in to work on the cutting. I decided to go with the same silhouette that I used for the burger dress (McCalls 5850) for a few reasons. First off, the inspiration post featured mostly strapless dresses with sweetheart necklines and I think this really fits perfectly. Second, this will be the third time I've made up this particular pattern so I won't have any construction surprises.
|Can you spot the stash?|
The lining pieces for the bodice and the midriff have all been cut. I also got the main skirt pieces cut as well. Tonight I'll be cutting the red bodice and midriff pieces, and will begin sewing!