Added Mar 16, 2008
New York, New Yo...
I made this without a pattern. I kind of just went for it. It’s my dream dress: big petticoat, big skirt, rows and rows of vintagey lace, yellow pleated waistband, draped lace bust, v-shaped corset and a big bow.
I first made the pleated waistband. I used a tutorial from SewStylish magazine that involves a 12" diameter cement cylinder and tons of string. It was a thousand times easier than actually having to fold each pleat, I really suggest you buy the issue if you have to ever make pleats. It’s got a girl in a brownish dress on the cover with like metal appliques on her dress I think. I can look up the exact issue if anyone cares. I first made it out of yellow satin but it looked too orangey so I redid it in the new yellow fabric. Then I made the skirt. I first made it out of cheap muslin (it’s like 6 panels maybe?) and then worked from the bottom up sewing each row of lace. I dyed the lace using ecru RIT dye but left some white. Then I attached the waistband to the skirt. I made the bodice by draping lace on an old strapless bra on a dress form. The top piece of the left side becomes the bottom piece of the right side and so on and so forth. I attached the bodice to the waistband and made the corset with grommet tape and ribbon. I then made a giant tube, ironed it flat, sewed it on and tied it. Wala, finished dress.
Yellow satin, yellow cotton, assorted lace and eyelet, ecru RIT dye, grommet tape, 1/8" ribbon, muslin, kite string, 12" cement cylinder, iron
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
Fashion & Trends
Dress like your favorite heroine from Disney's Frozen.
This web seminar will teach you tricks to sewing and cutting silk successfully!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
Cozy scarf collars, dressed up sweats, and essential dresses.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.