Forget Me Knot Vest - Part XIII
Almost, But Not Quite Done
I haven't posted about FMK in a while, and I'll explain why. I actually don't even have the ensemble right now. Today, it was to be delivered to Springfield, IL along with 6 other ensembles/garments for a fashion show this coming weekend. That means, the vest and dress needed to be wearble. After some concentrated efforts (to say the least!) they are wearable, but lack a couple of minor details, such as a some prick stitching for both garments and a net ruffle attached to the dress lining to act as an attached petticoat. Those are small, minor details that can be done when the garments return in a few weeks.
You can see the vest below, as it is now. The peplum is now complete with all the rhinestones in place.
The beaded trim around the neck and armhole edges is all done, too. The beading is the same type that I trimmed Midnight Garden with. I was afraid it would be too much before I started, but once I saw the beads in place, it was just the right finishing touch.
Both the dress and vest have their labels. I even remembered to put in the labels before I finished the garments - it is much easier that way!
I did try everything on before shipping it out - and I'm pretty happy with the ensemble. I will post more about the gown tomorrow and once I get the ensemble back there will be detailed photos and the final photo shoot.
Parting Shot: Patrones! I was able to get Patrones through Paco with a little help from Tany - thank you both so much! I will be making the jacket on the cover when I am done with SWAP, in red pique with white top stitching and buttons.