Some construction notes:
2/4 - all pieces are cut out
2/5 - finished the ruffle collar edges on the serger
2/6 - bodice has gathering strings ready, neck facing *mostly* installed (just needs to be basted and topstitched down)
2/7 - neck facing is done!
2/11 - Right Pocket, gathered skirt
2/12 - Left pocket, joined bodice and skirt, prepped for zipper installation
Baste and topstitch neck facing in place fuse interfacing to (2x) waistband assemble waistband install waistband on bodice baste gathering strings on skirt sew up side seams including pockets
- install zipper
- arm facings
- gather and install ruffle collar
This does seem like a lot to get done, especially before 2/14 AND without a weekend to work on it!
So, a poll. I'm kind of fed up with invisible zippers, as I have an easy time installing them, but when I've got wasitbands to match up, it never seems to work out. I kind of want to just put a regular dress zipper in this. Do you guys think it will ruin the look? I basted the thing shut on the left side, and everything is perfectly matched up. If I hand baste the zipper in, I feel there is a very good chance everything will stay put and look nice.
What do you think?