couture dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The dress looked so beautiful on my daughter, the silk moved so gracefully and had such a lovely lustre. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time. I also made the 2 bridesmaid dresses ( short royal blue silk retro) and a pink silk jacket for myself in about 9 weeks. I made an ironing sleeve for the seams out of an old broomstick laid on a flat long piece of wood, covered in quilt wadding and then covered with calico. I used a piece of silk organza as an ironing cloth. I found that the silk satin required very little ironing after the initial seams were ironed, just a gentle steam before she put it on. Thanks also to the Sewing with Silks class - Linda Lee

What you will need

  • Approximately 23 meters of silk satin and silk organza
  • guipure lace for wedding dress and taffeta lining and silk organza for petticoat

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