Added Sep 6, 2011
Sydney Again., A...
I tragically but not unexpectedly bombed out in the Tessuti Linen & Lace comp.
Damn those talented designers!
This was my first entry and the first time I’ve made a dress for someone else and apreciate how much easier it is having no boobs, no waist and no hips.
My lovely model has a far more curvier feminine body.
The skirt was made with netting underneath to give the skirt a structured look. It has 14 alternating grey/white panels.
For the bodice I used a technique called TR which stands for Transformation Reconstruction. I made the bodice the usual way with darts and then drew stripes across the bodice and cut it up into lots of pieces. Then used them as pattern pieces and sewed them all together. That way there are no seams or darts on the bodice, just a shaped shell that fits the body perfectly. (we hope!)
Very time consuming doing it this way and no way to alter it once it has been reconstructed but lots of fun when it actually resembles a bodice on completion.
Tessuti zin linen and embroidered organza
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
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