Couture Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The wool didn't lay like the muslin so after I sewed the skirt piece to the bodice, I was horrified. It was way too poofy. I had to improvise and try three different skirt patterns until finally I came up with my own pencil skirt. The pencil skirt is loose in the back so there doesn't need to be a slit. I purchased an extra long zipper, and the zipper slides down both the side and the bodice. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience, Patience, Patience! But be prepared to find a new love for a new technique of sewing.

What you will need

  • Wool

Q&A with Cara Michelle

Hunny13 asked:
Wow! Kudos for your persistence and elegant work.
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you Hunny, I feel I am at the bottom of the class in my sewing ability. Your support means a lot.
Julie Eilber asked:
Nice job and cool design. Looks like a Roland Mouret. I, too, learned how important and difficult fitting is from this class. It's worth the effort, though, to get high-end clothes on a budget.
Cara Michelle answered:
Julie, I appreciate your support. Never heard of Roland Mouret until you mentioned it...went on his website and WOW! You have nice taste. He's a classic designer that knows a woman's body.
Scheri Manson asked:
Really nice. Glad you were able to find the perfect skirt for your bodice.
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you for your supportive comment Scheri.
BrittaJ asked:
Sorry, I mean beautiful!
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you BrittaJ.
Ms. BB asked:
Love your dress with the contrasting fabric inside the cap sleeves. You did a great job modifying the pattern and the inside looks pretty too! Enjoy wearing it.
Cara Michelle answered:
Thank you for noticing this small detail, yet intentional detail. I appreciate your support.

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