Added Aug 27, 2009
I am making the Chetta B Dress for the Melbourne Cup in November in silk. I wanted to try the making the folded bodice in cheap material to make sure it fit well (and to not waste the silk – it wasn’t cheap :-)). Here’s a photo of the mock up in cotton poplin. It pretty easy to do just a bit fiddly as it has many pieces to it (11 if I remember rightly). Please excuse the rough sewing as it was just a mock.
Update: I’ve almost finished the dress in silk except for the hems (see photo). I’m pretty happy with how it’s worked out.
Mock up in cotton poplin – I think this dress would be quite good done in a cotton fabric to make it less formal for everyday wear. It would look really pretty in a large print floral fabric too.
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