the glamour buff dress
Added Jul 18, 2011
Sydney (Inner We...
self drafted, self styled
floor sweeper dress of silk and sequins.
This is the first garment I’ve made (read: finished) by just cutting straight into fabric and modelling the pieces together – no paper, no toile! I constructed the middle sequinned section first. Then positioned the upper section onto it – and really enjoyed working with the fabric to create the pleats by hand (so much more than following pleats on a store-bought pattern!). I added the skirt last – it’s fabric that has a perfect drape: smooth, luxurious and rich.
This is the garment for Project Runway Australia’s second challenge. I am sewing-along by completing each week’s challenge before the next week’s show. You can find out more about the challenge, follow my progress, and even join in here
silk faille, silk, sequin jersey, invisible zip