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InstructionsThe silk organza absolutely makes this dress. It's not optional. I'll be buying the stuff by the bolt. LOVE it!
Type of item: Clothing
The fashion fabric is a poly/rayon/lycra blend in a subtle black and white herringbone pattern. I purchased it on sale at 50% off at Hancock Fabrics. I had to order the silk organza online because I could not find it locally. The lining was purchased at JoAnns (also at 50% off.
What was your inspiration?
I was receiving an award at a dinner and wanted to have a classy dress to wear to the event.
What are you most proud of?
I finished this dress in exactly one week. Granted I did nothing else for that week. Not even the dishes. I told my husband I was going to couture land.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I can not recommend this class enough. Susan is a fabulous instructor. Even though this course was more about the construction than it was about fitting she gave enough information for me to accomplish my goal of having a dress that fits my ...um....er..."mature" body (meaning I am stocky with no waist). She also gave me enough information to feel confident morphing my sleeves to be 3/4 length with an elbow dart. I now am infatuated with silk organza. I never even knew what that was before this class. A HUGE thanks to Susan for sharing her vast knowledge (she gave so much more information than was required) and also thanks to the Craftsy team for all that you do.