Added Jun 13, 2008
I used the Tara draft and made it longer into a mini dress for a friend. I found the most beautiful vintage silk fabric that has already ceased production. I was a bit apprehensive of the fabric at first but I think now, I’m more than convinced I made a good risk with it. I was inspired by a couture dress from Chanel’s Spring 2008 showcase of ripped chiffon sewn onto dresses and I decided to adapt a bit of it into the dress. I binded everything with satin bias tape.
The fit of the bust and the sleeves are really odd so I had to make 2 prototypes in muslin cloth before proceeding onto the actual fabric.
Black satin bias tape
Cobalt blue vintage silk with floral print
Jennifer, as always
Credits to Karl Lagerfeld for the beautiful chiffon couture dress that always inspires.
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