Couture Dress - Fabric Choices

Project Description

What are you most proud of? So far, I am most proud of my sticking with the muslin process. Fitting my figure has been a process, but I hope the end result will be well worth it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Two pieces of advice so far: You will learn a lot and hang in there!

What you will need

  • I'm using fabrics from my stash for this project. The teal is a slightly stretchy poly/rayon. The print is a poly charmeuse I got from Jo-Ann's.

Q&A with JuliN

Cissie asked:
Love your fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product!
JuliN answered:
Thank you!
Jrb asked:
Beautiful fit and fabric selection.
JuliN answered:
Thanks :)
DebKelley asked:
Looking good - thanks for sharing!
JuliN answered:
Thank you, Deb :). The process has been very helpful in my sewing learning curve.
Craftsissi asked:
Hey there! I love your muslinwork!! Seems like you simply eliminated the waistband which is a good chioce Id say. Makes your upper body look really long and relaxed. Alternatively you could have gone into the skirt with your waistband by just cutting off about 5 cm of the skirtwaist and stick them to your waistband. Just in case you are sorry for leaving away the band. Thank you so much for sharing your fittings!
JuliN answered:
Thanks for the suggestion. I had been trying to follow the lessons exactly & eliminated. the midriff after the 2nd muslin. It just didn't work for my short-waisted, top-heavy self.
Scheri Manson asked:
Wow its looking reaaly good. Great idea removing the band. Darn I wish I thought of that. Really makes the shape much more attractive on you.
JuliN answered:
Thanks Scheri. I'm so short-waisted the midriff band looked terrible on me - even after making it thinner. I'm a slow sewer without couture techniques! I'm hopung to have the (final) dress done by Inauguration Day 2013 :).