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Oscar de la Renta Silk Chiffon Dress

Added Oct 23, 2014

by fionaparker

London, United K...






This is probably the most complicated project I have made to date and definitely the one I am most proud of! It’s the bodice of Simplicity 1876 with the skirt of the By Hand London Flora Dress. I pushed myself to use new and complex sewing techniques in this project including lots of hand basting, including a waist stay and rolled hems. Full details can be found on my blog http://chainstitcher.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/oscar-de-la-renta-silk-chiffon-dress.html

Material Notes

I used Oscar de la Renta silk chiffon from Mood Fabrics underlined with silk crepe de chine. The bodice is boned and lined in cotton batiste with silk organza interfacing.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Chiffon, Organza, Silk

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    Oct 29, 2014, 01.23 AMby neveenkarnes

    its beautiful!!! well done and fabric is really nice!

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      Nov 3, 2014, 03.24 PMby fionaparker

      It really is a lovely chiffon, behaved really well too for such a usually temperamental fabric!

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    Oct 28, 2014, 04.26 PMby slmnstyle

    What a nice commemorative dress to make out of beautiful Oscar de la Renta silk. It is lovely!

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      Nov 3, 2014, 03.23 PMby fionaparker

      Thank you! The timing was a strange coincidence but I’m pleased I managed to make something I’m proud of and not waste this gorgeous silk!

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    Oct 28, 2014, 10.37 AMby floralgirl

    Sweet classic dress and very well made too

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      Nov 3, 2014, 03.22 PMby fionaparker

      Thank you, I’m really pleased with the finishing and all of the techniques I managed to incorporate into this

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