Red, hot, and silk!
Added Aug 9, 2010
I bought this gorgeous shantung silk on a discount, since it was a leftover, around 1.20m long (1.40m wide). I knew I wanted to make a dress out it, but I was restricted by the amount of fabric. So, I decided to make another variation of the Bordeaux dress. I didn’t have enough fabric for neckline yoke facings, so I used leftovers of some satin I had in my stash. It made the inside of the dress so pretty and interesting. Also, I finished the seam allowances using the Hongkong finish technique, using self made bias strips.
I am sending the dress away, before I’ve even gotten a chance to wear it – it will be featured in the SewNews magazine (available in the USA), in the April/May issue 2011. Hopefully, I’ll get my dress back soon – I’ll miss it a lot!
LAST EDIT: The last picture is scanned from the April / May 2011 issue of the SewNews magazine, where the dress was featured.
Shantung silk, Satin