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Dress from body sloper + necklines + ski

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In use - I am now a PhD!

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Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines taught by Suzy Furrer

Beautiful necklines and finishing details are marks of an excellent patternmaker. Learn to draft an array of flattering necklines and finishing flourishes.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Heavy structured furniture wool fabric for shell, rayon lining. Bias binding for hemming.

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What are you most proud of? That I actually managed to make it in time, and more or less managed to get the design that I wanted.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It was rather hard to work with the thick wool. The pressing was difficult, and really important in order to get a nice finish. Probably spent twice the amount of time pressing compared to sewing!

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Finally finished the dress just in time for my PhD defence. The neckline is the opera neckline from Suzy Furrers neckline class, I have inverted box-pleats in front and back, sewed down from waist to hips. Fully lined with rayon. Was not quite happy with the neckline, as the lining kind of "falls" down a bit where the neckline stands up/out, therefore added a velvet trimming to hold it all a bit in place. Bolero jacket ready-to-wear, but fits perfectly. Overall quite happy. Although I had envisaged a fuller skirt. Will add more fullness in a next version. The box-pleats open in the front when standing still, but I rather like that effect.

07/06/2014 Flag

looks lovely. congratulations on the dress and the defense. good luck in your future endeavours

07/06/2014 Flag

Beautiful work!

07/06/2014 Flag

Uploaded some better pictures of the dress on a dress-stand

07/31/2014 Flag