Project

My Couture Dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I didn't give up even though there were many moments of frustration. LOL I'm also proud of the fact that my hand stitching (which I usually loathe) actually came out looking quite good and I have learnt that it can be strong and very accurate if you learn the correct techniques! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience and time is definitely required for this project. I don't think you need to be an advanced sewist at all because Susan's tuition guides you all the way. One thing extra that I would recommend is maybe NOT use a large print that requires precise pattern matching as I think that's where a lot of my frustration lay (and yes, I did use the double pins that Susan mentioned too!). Enjoy the class. The pride you feel once the dress is complete is amazing. I can't wait to wear it in public!

What you will need

  • Linen blend print fabric
  • silk organza underlining
  • silk (of some sort) lining

Q&A with Snazzy SewNsew

twiggyann asked:
Absolutely gorgeous work! I love that print and the dress looks fabulous on you.
Snazzy SewNsew answered:
Thank you Twiggyann. I feel great wearing it too!
bbsharp7 asked:
Your dress is "AWESOME" I can't wait untill I start my dress.
Snazzy SewNsew answered:
Thank you - enjoy the course! So very worth it!! :)
Scheri Manson asked:
You look beautiful in your dress. Love all the detail and the bias is so pretty. :-)
Snazzy SewNsew answered:
Thanks! I felt that the bias binding separated the large print better making it obvious that there were 3 different parts to the dress. :)
mo.sews asked:
Beautiful work! Love the details, the piping and the hand picked zipper! Your matching job is incredible and don't you just love it when all that planning works out! I am sure this was a great labor of love, and you look smashing in it!
Snazzy SewNsew answered:
Thank you so much - yes, it's a wonderful feeling once it finished and you put it on and it all looks better than you anticipated! :)
Julie Eilber asked:
Beautiful! Awesome job matching the fabric at the zipper.
Snazzy SewNsew answered:
Thank you so much. The pattern matching was a huge task and not only restricted to the zipper.... The three skirt front panels were matched as well as the the four back skirt panels too.

Skill Level

Intermediate