To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Sunday, February 24, 2013

1863 Dress Project: Fixing the Soutache..

Sometimes OCD is a good thing...sometimes it is just a pain in the rear...sometimes it is both.  Like when I noticed that the soutache surrounding my velvet tabs was off.  When pinning the soutache to the bodice, I measured out from the armscye to make sure that it was even from the outside in.  Then for some reason I thought that I needed to make the soutache on the right side one "square" shorter than on the left side.  I do not know why.  Sometimes the workings of my brain totally fail to make sense.  But after looking at the bodice with a critical eye, I noticed my mistake....

Weird thinking made the soutache off....

Fixed soutache....much better!!!


  1. Oh wow...Yes, I see it now. I really didn't notice it before! Was it the CF overlap that caused it to be "off"? Well, either way, nice job fixing it!

  2. It most definitely was the CF that threw me off...I was thinking it was the right thing to do....grrrrr....

    Thank you! I think it looks waaaay better!