Added Jan 29, 2014
I love bows…I had this fabric in my stash for a while. It has a damask look with a feel of richly texture to it so I wanted to make something that would look very sophisticated and have that rich look. I use crepe chiffon of the same colour for contrasting effect.
For the base of the design I use B5600 bodice and I added the self draft bow, sleeves, standing collar and the overlay. The crepe chiffon is used to make the yoke, gathered sleeves and skirt overlay. It has eight buttons which are concealed. In between these buttons are press studs to prevent gaping in between the spaces. The overlay is stitch at the waist and a 1.5 inch elastic is enclosed in the waist for shaping. The overlay stops 2 inches away from the hemline to create a balance.
The dress was not hard to execute but it requires patience as chiffon and satin can easily puckers away
It was well worth the time as I am so proud of my design and it is absolutely stunning :-)
1 3/4 yds satin looking fabric
1 yd crepe chiffon
6 press studs