Ivy’s blessing is tomorrow, so is anyone surprised that I’m blocking the dress today?
Fine. Whatever. I had an extra month to finish it, I waited until the last minute. Happy?
So after I added a ruffle to the bottom and finished the neck edge and sleeves, it looked like this:
After a brief soak in tepid water and gentle towel squeeze, I laid it out with only a few pins at the bottom edge and it looked like this:
Seriously, you guys. Blocking. It’s amazing. Don’t fear the blocking! I can’t believe I went so many years without doing it. (Here are some specific directions if you think you’re ready to give blocking a chance.)
This is what I’m thinking for the finishing touches:
Seriously, you guys. It’s going to be gorgeous.