Added Nov 6, 2011
by Kathy Lamont
This dress almost ended up in the bin! i have worked with dupioni silk before but never used it to create a dress that might have better suited a more draping fabric.
The process should have been a simple one, the majority was – the bodice was made with ease using New Look 6910 bodice pattern, the skirt is just a rectangle piece of fabric.
The most difficult part was inserting the invisible zipper. On the bodice it was fine but the skirt section i had to unpick twice as it just wasnt sitting right – in the process (and i think because of my frustration) i treated the unpicking with slightly more gusto than i should and as a result there are two small holes.
The dress is fully lined with cotton, and there is black bridal tulle attached to the skirt lining
Black dupioni silk
Black cotton lining
Black bridal tulle
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