Added Apr 14, 2011
You need a strong foundation for a house, and it goes the same with clothing, especially for when you're hanging an entirely different piece of fabric onto your clothing. If your base isn't strong enough, the whole piece will flop over! I decided to underline my bodice with muslin first--that way my dress will be able to hold up the skirt, the draping, and so on. Unless you're already using a very sturdy fabric, I'd seriously consider underlining it. Pin your foundation piece to your dress form. [NOTE: it'll be hard to drape without one of these--even my horridly lopsided dummy worked wonders!]
Now, onto the draping!
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
Member Project of the Week
Peneloping's hand beaded frock is a real stunner.
Make these brand new blouses and dresses in candy colored silk.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this guide all about mini closure solutions!
Take a trip down the aisle in these gorgeous gowns, or change the fabrics for a spring party dress.
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