Added Jul 6, 2010
I’ve always wanted a fancy piece of clothing that was made the couture way.
And it’s so sad that people don’t really wear evening wear the same way they used to. It’s very difficult to find an occasion to wear a gown like this one now.
Most of the dress was handsewn. I used to always look down on handsewing because it’s so 2nd grade, but it really affords you so much control on how the fabric drapes. I wouldn’t have made it any other way. Body is silk chiffon with a matching knit lining. I used a knit instead of the usual lining fabric because I didn’t want any sort of shine to come through, and it seemed much more comfortable.
The twisting on the fabric was pretty tricky to do since chiffon puckers so easily if pulled the wrong way, but careful steaming with an iron does it.
On display at a walking gallery event in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Worn by friend and well admired model, Amanda, who is off to grad school in California now.
Join us at The Sewing Studio for the quilting event of the season!
Show us your sloper projects for a chance to win fabric, a free pattern, and Mend & Make Fabulous!
Pattern of the Week
Let in the sun in this oversized top
Ruffles and ruching make crush-worthy tops, dresses, and skirts.
Fashion & Trends
Sew this cute style from Chanel's F/W 14 Couture Collection!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.