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Project

My couture dress

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Vogue # V1174 Link to website or photo voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1174-products-11082.php?page_id=1107&search_control=display&list=search What are you most proud of? The fact that I did it! I worked through the difficult fit issues and even created the corset inside the dress (not part of the pattern - I made that pattern and created the corset all by myself). The dress fit wonderfully, the corset kept it in place and I didn't need to worry about a strapless bra because of it. I didn't have to fidget with the dress once the whole night and I was the envy of all the other strapless dress wearers who were annoyed with their dresses all night. :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time! If the dress is for you, then beg steal or borrow a dress form to make your life easier. Don't be afraid to alter the pattern before you even think about cutting material. And don't be afraid to add elements to the dress to make it perfect for you. :)

What you will need

  • Blue/green iridescent taffeta
  • blue satin
  • polyester lining
  • silk organza
  • duck canvas
  • boning
  • zipper
  • hooks and eyes
  • and grosgrain ribbon.

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