Civil Partnership 3/8/2013: My Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Persevering! The fabrics, although gorgeous, were VILE to work with. The crepe de chine was troublesome enough, and I ended up using four layers of fabric in the dress so that it would be drapey, but not revealing. [Both main fabric and lining were underlined in georgette.] The beading on the train had to be reinforced, again without compromising the drape, and I actually had to unpick and re-bead twice. It was very difficult to adapt the simple pattern to look as flattering as possible on my top-heavy, waistless figure...I had to raise the back neckline, which meant the drape had to be completely re-shaped, and the front neckline had to be lowered to stop me looking like a ship's figurehead. I felt very glamorous on the day though, so it was eventually worth it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't use crepe de chine! Take time fitting the toile, and think long and hard about getting those necklines just right.

What you will need

  • Silk crepe de chine
  • silk georgette
  • beads

Q&A with DementedFairy

Marysia28 asked:
Hi to my lovely Brummie sister..........sisters as in sewingsisters!! Demented Fairy your dress is absolutely sublime and you look devine. Huge congratulations, all your hard work and perseverence paid off. Magnificent.
DementedFairy answered:
Thankyou! I only like the back view, but I've always preferred not to look at my face!
NellyJane asked:
I think this dress looks amazing on you, it fits so beautifully. Congratulations on the dress AND your wedding!
DementedFairy answered:
Thank you sooooo much!

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