Added Dec 4, 2010
I made this custom fit dress for my friend for her Christmas party. I used a tutorial on making an A-line skirt for the bottom and the fitted bodice for the top.
I made the center in black silk and the rest in a mix fabric silver grayish fabric. Having the dark down the middle made it very slimming. I hand beaded the bust and bottom of the dress. I hand sewed sequin trim to the waist with a bow and hand sewed the straps on. I made my own seam binding out of leopard print bandana. I couldn’t find the matching gray zipper so I used a black invisible zipper with a black hook/eye at the top. I made a lining for the bottom part. Orginally she had to have this sparkley tulle under the dress so for her I busted out an figured out how to use my ruffler attachment and then she didn’t want it. I like it better without it though. I did include a pic with it.
She wore it and had a blast at her party and everyone loved it including her!
Black silk dupioni, gray poly mix charmeusey fabric, black lining, sequin trim, black beads/sequins, thread, leopard print bias tape, invisible zipper, hook/eye
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