The Lady Charmeuse Dress

Added Jul 7, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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I made this for a friend as a trade for some graphic design/web work. It’s made of silk lining and silk charmeuse (eek!) from a vintage 50’s pattern. It was my first time sewing with such delicate fabric, so I had to take my time. But I’m happy with it, and I think she is too!

I used some couture techniques, like French seams for finishing the edges. I also made a cummerbund so she can wear it with our without.

More silk-savvy tidbits I gleaned on my blog Daughter Fish

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear
Material
Silk

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    Jul 8, 2011, 04.55 AMby kaikarmel

    you look adorable! love the skirt!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 04.59 PMby mkonieczki

    I adore the skirt fabric you’ve used here! Beautiful dress!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 02.11 PMby ichigogirl

    Niiice! I do love the pattern on the skirt, and the last picture… twirl!

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      Jul 7, 2011, 06.06 PMby daughterfish

      Every dress should have a twirling shot!:) Thanks!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 01.03 PMby susanne2011

    AWESOME!

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    Jul 7, 2011, 12.38 PMby macoskrm

    This is beautiful! I love the colors!

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