Tuesdays with Gertie: A Lining with Structure… and Dragons
This year I’m sewing along with Gertie from Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up through the Craftsy online community to make perfectly fitted bombshell dresses. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well.
This week’s bombshell dress video lesson was all about adding spiral steel boning to the lining. After watching the video last summer, I used the lessons to add boning to the sides and back of my Lonsdale bodice since I wanted it to be a halter and not rely on the ties for support. Back then I’d purchased one continuous length of spiral steel boning and cut it to the lengths that I needed. I had more than enough left over for this dress as well.
I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to know that there will be dragons hiding in my dress. I also can’t tell you how happy I am that there are only two more weeks left in this course. I’m so close to having a finished bombshell dress!