Leopard Print Couture Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fit and how comfortable the dress is. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy taking the time over every step, it's really worth the extra effort. Also, buy the best fabric you can afford. I would rather make one great dress than 3 in cheaper material, especially when you are taking so much care over every stage of construction.

What you will need

  • The main fabric is a silk/cotton mix with silk underling and a silk charmeuse lining

Q&A with NeonDuchess

dee68 asked:
Absolutely fabulous dress! Well done!
NeonDuchess answered:
Thank you! :0)
ameryan asked:
WOW!!! I love your dress. You did a wonderful job!! It's nice inspiration to see a finished dress. Mine is still in the basting underlining stage. I, too, am enjoying the process. I have some fabric on deck that I decided not to use yet, and it is silk/cotton as well, What kind of silk did you use for the underlining - organza?
NeonDuchess answered:
Thank you! The fabric is very drapey and so I didn't use silk organza. I used a very light weight silk that had a similar drape to the fashion fabric. I wouldn't underline the full skirt next time with this fabric, they were a nightmare to line up together! :0)
rainedays asked:
Well done, this is a lovely dress, I am going thru an animal print phase myself and this has inspired me.
NeonDuchess answered:
Thank you! :0) I can't get enough animal print in my life!
Davesmom asked:
Love your dress, It turned out beautiful. Looks like lots of work as well. What pattern did you use?
NeonDuchess answered:
Thank you! I used the vogue pattern that comes with the course and then added some loose short sleeves I drafted myself.
Janet Berry asked:
Looks very nice on you. I like the loose flirty sleeves.
NeonDuchess answered:
Thank you! :0)

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