The Couture Dress »
Type of item: Clothing
Wool plaid, underlined with silk organza and lined with taffeta lining
What was your inspiration?
I hope to make my daughter's wedding dress and felt that I needed to improve my sewing abilities, especially as I will be using a combination of patterns to make her dress. The course has given me the confidence to do this, and not be afraid of just going ahead and doing it.
What are you most proud of?
The fact that after 40 years of sewing my own clothes, I have discovered that I am short in the neck to waist back measurement, and now I can finally fix the problem of the zippers being wrinkly down my back. Very proud of all that hand sewing as well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Give yourself plenty of time!
For anyone from NZ, Sentoza Fabrics in Auckland sell white silk organza at a reasonable price.