Couture dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fact that after 40 years of sewing my own clothes, I have discovered that I am short in the neck to waist back measurement, and now I can finally fix the problem of the zippers being wrinkly down my back. Very proud of all that hand sewing as well. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time! For anyone from NZ, Sentoza Fabrics in Auckland sell white silk organza at a reasonable price.

What you will need

  • Wool plaid
  • underlined with silk organza and lined with taffeta lining

Q&A with Kaytel

Ms. BB asked:
I never would have thought of a jumper. Wonderful idea and it looks great on you, nice fit and matching of the plaid.
Kaytel answered:
Thank you for all your kind comments. The plaid wasn't a proper square like I thought when I bought it, so it caused quite a few problems with matching. The photo was taken several weeks ago when the weather was still cool, but we are now going into spring /summer, so I think I will make it up again with the flared skirt in a cotton fabric.Thanks Susan for introducing me to the joys of silk organza.

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