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Sequin dress for the school ball

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The dress at the pre-ball function

Created in this Craftsy Course

The Couture Dress taught by Susan Khalje

From creating a muslin to adjusting fit and hand-stitching hems, Couturier Susan Khalje guides you step-by-step through couture sewing techniques!

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? Sequinned fabric, polyester chiffon and silk organza underlining

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What are you most proud of? That I managed to finish it in time for the ball! I should have started making it earlier than I did so I was a bit strapped for time but because I had already made one couture dress it was much easier and quicker to apply the techniques to this second dress

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sequins are tricky to sew but I used the couture techniques I learned from Susan's course and the dress turned out very well. I would have needed a totally different approach without the organza underlining because the sequins were on a slightly stretchy fabric and needed stabilising. I should have spent some time trimming the sequins out of the dart and seam areas to reduce bulk but I didn't have time to spare

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Gorgeous dress! The sequined bodice fits her perfectly, and the skirt is perfect length, fullness and color to complement the outfit. Pretty shoes too. Great job!

10/08/2012 Flag

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments. The shoes were a surprising success with the dress, she tried on all her shoes (she has a lot!). I thought these ones would be the least likely to match but they really popped and looked great

10/08/2012 Flag

wow I love the dress you did a really great job!

10/10/2012 Flag

what a nice dress! love it!!!

11/03/2012 Flag

I love the cream skirt paired with the gold it's a wonderful balance.

12/28/2012 Flag