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Alpaca wool dress

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Alpaca wool, silk organza for the underlining, Bemberg rayon for the lining

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What are you most proud of? Adjusting the fit properly and working successfully with fabric which frayed very easily. More information about the challenges and successes of making this dress can be found at

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use those techniques you have or will learn in the Couture Dress class!

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You look wonderful in your dress. Recently enrolled in this course. After seeing your dress psyched about getting started.

12/22/2012 Flag

You will be so glad you did - the course is fantastic. Thanks for your comment!

12/22/2012 Flag

Very nice!

01/15/2013 Flag

Wow! Love this! Is this the alternative pattern for the course?

03/23/2013 Flag

Hi Cheryl Ann - I actually used a vintage Vogue pattern, dated 1957, for this dress. I made it using the couture techniques I learned from the class. I purchased the pattern from an Etsy shop last year. I have found you can apply the couture techniques to just about any pattern, but it was helpful for me to make my first couture dress using the recommended pattern for the course.

03/29/2013 Flag