Created by: Redcathy
Project

Couture shift

What are you most proud of? I'm really pleased with the whole outcome. It was a burda pattern (normally I would draft my own but didn't have time) so I did a full bust adjustment. The organza backing really does make a huge difference to how it looks and wears. I'm still not 100% sold on the handpicked zipper vs a concealed one, but i can see how a handpicked one would be so much better had I had seamlines to match. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of all the handsewing, it really isn't much more effort than machine sewing, and it makes a huge difference in results.

You Can Make This

Redcathy made Couture shift with:

The Couture Dress

Online Class

The Couture Dress

with Susan Khalje

  • silk duppioni
  • silk organza
  • silk crepe de chine

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm really pleased with the whole outcome. It was a burda pattern (normally I would draft my own but didn't have time) so I did a full bust adjustment. The organza backing really does make a huge difference to how it looks and wears. I'm still not 100% sold on the handpicked zipper vs a concealed one, but i can see how a handpicked one would be so much better had I had seamlines to match. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid of all the handsewing, it really isn't much more effort than machine sewing, and it makes a huge difference in results.

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Skill Level

Advanced