Marti's MotB Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The couture details. This is becoming my standard mode of operation when sewing, and the difference is amazing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Fit the bodice carefully. The straps across the back were not permanently sewn in until the final fitting (2 days before the wedding). The neckline as well as the curved seams are stayed with silk-organza selvage. It holds things in place beautifully without adding bulk. Once again, I'm finding the hand-sewing to be the most rewarding part of any sewing project.

What you will need

  • A shimmery
  • textured green fabric
  • purchased from Fabrique in Plano
  • TX (a wonderful store)
  • a high-quality polyester lining and silk organza underlining.

Q&A with Cheryl Lemmons

Zsuzso asked:
An other gorges piece
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
Thank you Zsuzso.
Ms.Colleen asked:
I love seeing your stuff. I also find the hand sewing to be so rewarding. I've never liked it before, but the way she showed it and the stitches so perfectly worked that I'd much rather hand sew than machine sew at times.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
I also find hand sewing to have a meditative quality to it. It's very calming for me.
Ms.Colleen asked:
BTW, love the fabric and the choices made in the dress. Beautiful.
Cheryl Lemmons answered:
This fabric just shimmered in the sunlght.