Added Sep 16, 2012
I made this dress for this year’s Tessuti Awards. I used my own design and made the dress in a striped spandex jersey. I don’t own a serger so sewing jersey is a challenge. To keep the seams from becoming ‘wavy’ I used tissue paper. The paper stabilizes the fabric so it doesn’t stretch too much and it keeps from distorting the shape of the final dress. It’s a neat trick that can make sewing easier and with a more professional outcomes.I never considered jersey fabrics to be suitable for elegant wear so I wanted to challenge that prejudice. I also wanted to experiment with the lines and take advantage of their slimming effect when used diagonally and create the impression of a longer silhouette with the aid of the slanted hems.
The dress is entirely hemmed by hand so that the seams are not visible on the outside.
If you like it, vote here: http://www.tessutiawards.com.au/entry/456 Thanks a bunch. :)
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