Project

Couture Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting a very nice fit on the bust. It may not look like it on the dress form, but after several attempts, the top fits beautifully. Plus size fitting is so challenging that I plan to use this muslin with thread tracing method often. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos so you know and understand where you are going. Also, take your time. If you get frustrated, walk away. Listen to Susan's warning about the wax - it can be messy.

What you will need

  • at the muslin point. dress will be made using a Maggy London floral cotton

Q&A with KathyGM

CoastalCouture asked:
Well done on getting this far! Will you be going with the full skirt or the strait skirt?
KathyGM answered:
I am trying to decide which skirt. I am thinking the full skirt with the fabric posted and the straight skirt with a nice wool I have
ChromaWhite asked:
Cant wait to get started. 'My" Photo reflects fabrics from the south of France, an inspiration to use colour.
KathyGM answered:
looking forward to seeing yours
teddypup-Pam asked:
Lovely. Plus sizes are hard to find the style that flatters and the right fabric. You look so nice in that bright floral fabric--it looks so summery! Congrats on a finishing your project.
KathyGM answered:
thank you. I wanted to post plus size because there are so few. I was afraid of a fuller skirt but got lots of compliments
patisjean asked:
I am just looking at the class offerings. This one may be on my list some time later. Your dress fits beautifully. and I love the fabric. You seem quite pleased with your dress. I bet you feel great in it.
KathyGM answered:
Thanks. This is one of the classes I most often go back to for review of the thread tracing and fitting areas.
SewStuff asked:
Thank you soooo much for posting this! I was wondering how the flared skirt would look where I am also plus-sized and it looks terrific! You did a great job and now I am looking forward to making mine! Your fabric choice is becoming too!
KathyGM answered:
People advised me that as a plus sized woman to stay with the straight skirt. I am happy I went with the fuller skirt too

Skill Level

Intermediate