Couture Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of the fit, the sleeve and the lace trim. I have always made a garment first with the fashion fabric. This was my first time making a muslin toile and it made a HUGE difference to the fit. I was able to adjust the size on the toile first then have a perfect fitting dress.The lace trim adds a new dimension and gives it a feminine finish. The sleeve is a flounce sleeve that I took from another pattern. I wanted to cover the top of my shoulders, without having a full cap sleeve which I find too restrictive. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Definitely raise the back as Susan advises to do. I didn't with this dress and the sleeves fall down. I now have the added dilemma of trying to figure out what to add to keep the shoulders up! I am making this dress again with a straight skirt and I have raised the back, which fits much better and the shoulders don't fall down.

What you will need

  • Cotton fashion fabric and cotton lawn lining

Q&A with Zacari

NancyJeannie asked:
Love the balck and white with the black lace great work:)
Zacari answered:
Thank you!
ValUK asked:
I hope mine comes out as lovely as this - when I get round to starting it!
Zacari answered:
Thank you! goodluck with your dress!
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Oh, very pretty!
Zacari answered:
Thank you!
Stacey G. asked:
LOVE this! Darling. The lace is a beautiful touch.
Zacari answered:
Thank you!
BridgetaDyer asked:
very cute. great job!
Zacari answered:
Thank you!

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