Couture shift

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.

What you will need

  • silk duppioni
  • silk organza
  • silk crepe de chine

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