Pinning the edges to turn the edge seam allowance under in preparation to stop stitch.
top stitching the yoke to the bodice. top stitching a generally scary experience. it's basically sewing blind. Total hours to sew the bodice (without sewing the neck facing): approx 6 hours, including cutting.
Next i finished the jeweled applique. i didn't really have a set design, i just made patterns as i went. i take no-pre made patterns seriously, people (talk about sewing blind). i LOVE this. it's going to look soo good around the neck of my dress. i'm going to make it look like an actual necklace by stitching ribbon around the neck of the dress, which will be attached to the corners of the applique. i was inspired by J crew's t-shirts, but with a more glam-holiday feel. The ribbon will end with a big bow at the back of my neck! like a big present!
i'll be sewing all day today as well. yeah for finals time! no class! (wonderful attitude).