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Project

Silk evening dress

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I finally made a boned bodice and it is something I had wanted to try for a long time. Buying the bombshell course helped me achieve that. Susan's couture course gave me added confidence to go forward and alter the Vogue pattern ( v2237) by using the lower section and adding the bodice to it. I had to alter the bodice of the bombshell pattern quite a bit to fit, and then re-grade the vogue pattern of the skirt one size down and re position the darts on the skirt pattern. Having watched the couture dress course through, I gained the confidence to go for it and make a dress that was unique to my daughter. I am proud of the hand stitching in this dress and how professional it looks. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you follow the excellent guidance of your course tutor and make a toile first.........that helps in knowing when you cut into your expensive fabric, that it is going to fit exceptionally well and be tailored to your individual needs. Thanks so much to Susan Khalje and Gertie, couldn't have done this without them!!

What you will need

  • Silk dupion for the main fabric Silk organza for the interlining Silk habotai for the lining Cotton for the inner boned bodice. Steel spiral boning. Petersham waist stay belt inside...........red Petersham in black on the outside of the dress at the waist.

Q&A with Marysia28

OriginalRed asked:
She should be on the RED CARPET! She looks fabulous. You did an amazing job. Well done!!!
Marysia28 answered:
Thanks OriginalRed, Charlotte was happy to wear this dress and feels very special in it........Phew!!
DaisyandFlorrie asked:
Absolutely elegant! What a special dress and lovely design.
Marysia28 answered:
Thank you so much Daisy and Florrie.......wonderful names.xx
MrsC1 asked:
WOW! Beautiful work. Your daughter looks amazing! Wonderful job.
Marysia28 answered:
Thank you so much MrsC1.
Lafleurgoddess asked:
Beautiful dress and excellent fit! Congratulations!
Marysia28 answered:
Thank you. Credit goes to Susan Khalje and Gertie!
HellyH asked:
What a beautiful dress and your daughter looks gorgeous in it. Well done.
Marysia28 answered:
Thank you, it was lovely to be able to have a professional picture taken of her the first time of wearing it, on a recent cruise.

Skill Level

Intermediate