The Couture Dress »
Type of item: Clothing
100% lightweight wool for dress, 100% silk charmeuse for lining, silk organza for underlining
What was your inspiration?
I selected this class to update, and upgrade my sewing skills. I've been sewing for many years, but have not achieved the highest quality of workmanship that I desire. As of 3/1/12, I'm in the process of assembling and fitting the muslin.
What are you most proud of?
Taking the time to actually follow all the directions, down to purchasing the correct materials, notions and fabrics so that I can truly experience the process as it is being taught, instead of rushing out and using non-recommended fabrics/notions. I'll edit this as I complete the project.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Ask questions. Get help with fitting, even if you have to call a professional tailor or alterations person to help you fit the pattern correctly if you are making this for yourself. Even with a "dressform double" the fitting process is a challenge for me and I need the extra hand/eyes of another person. I've got a lot invested in this class and process (emotionally) and I am doing it so I can make my OWN well-fitting garments. A helper is a huge bonus, even if it is an inexperienced person to pin where you say, the help really makes a difference is self fitting.