Added Jul 11, 2011
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Not my colour way!
Inspired by Michelle is Well’s sew-a-long. I am attempting a project runway Australia sew-a-long. This is the first garment challenge. A cocktail party dress in an assigned colour. Each contestant had 12-hours; one colour; three fabrics. This took 11 hours.
Two fabrics are visible to the eye. The centre silk satin and the side matte panels. The side panels are really two fabrics. I layered silk organza over silk dupion. This reduces the shine. It also elevates the simple silouhette into a structured sophisticated look.
Sorry I didn’t catch the bottom in the photos!. It sits just at the knee.
Firsts in this garment:
– My first fully-lined dress!
– First use of boning for bust
What I need for next time… ironing the seams curved bust is really hard . It’s time to get a ham! And one of those itsy bitsy tiny sewing machine feet to sew the understitching on facing corners – or can you offer me some other advice on how to do it?
My motive is not to BE on the show. I just want to extend my skills and repertoire. Read more and follow me on this journey – here
silk satin; silk dupion; silk organza; cotton lining
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