I don't know about you guys, But it was SO HARD for me to stop sewing yesterday! In fact, I considered staying up past midnight and working along some more, you know, because technically that's not cheating right??? Liz is back today with Day 2- Pages 8-12.
Before we get started with the official tutorial - We want to note that this is a great place to add a tuxedo ruffle to the front/center section of the bodice. To add a tuxedo ruffle, cut a strip of fabric that's 1.5-2 times longer than the midpoint of the bodice and the width of your choice. Hem or serge the long edges. Fold the bodice and the ruffle strip in half to create a vertical center crease. Gather the ruffle strip along the center crease and sew to attach the ruffle to the center of the bodice, aligning the center crease of the ruffle strip with the center crease of the bodice. Sew 1/4-1/2" ribbon or trim on top of the center crease. Sew decorative buttons, if desired. Baste the top and bottom edges of the ruffle to secure.
Cover the bodice with the bodice lining, keeping right sides together.
Insert cord elastic 1" from the top corner of the back bodice.