I’m almost done! Next post will be final photos!
I attached the bodice and put in the zipper. One of the reviews I read said to put in a regular zipper, not an invisible zipper, because the invisible one was too hard. Since I’ve never done an invisible zipper, I thought that sounded pretty good. But even with using just a regular zipper, I broke the sewing machine needle twice. There was simply too much material or something. I ended up handsewing it in place.
After that, all that was left was to gather the drape by hand. Now this is the first place where using organza was a disadvantage. Tulle fluffs up really well, but organza is stiffer. So the drape isn’t quite the shape I’d like it to be, it sort of hangs and looks heavy. But overall, it looks like I want it to be. I’m so happy!