Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Raspberry silk gown.

Added Jan 1, 2011

by Emma (Cotter...

Ireland, Ireland






I made this gown for a beautiful Christmas wedding I went to this week. It is a full length silk chiffon gown with a sweetheart neckline. I was in New York recently and I finally got a chance to go to mood fabric where I purchased the silk chiffon and 2 way stretch satin fabric for underneath. I bought the broach in a high street shop. The top of the dress is a corset that I designed myself for a previous project, the lining is also cut in the corset pattern. There are three layers of fabric in the top of the dress and 2 layers in the bottom of the dress. I didn’t want to put 3 layers in the bottom of the dress because it was already quite heavy and as it is strapless I didn’t want to add any unnecessary weight. I used french seams in the skirt so there are no exposed seams anywhere in the dress There is 5 meters of silk chiffon so the dress was really floaty when I walked. This dress is my own design and it took 18 hours to make.

Material Notes

Silk Chiffon, satin, invisable zip, hook and eye, thread.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Other, Romantic
Satin, Silk

6 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Head_large

    Jan 21, 2011, 11.30 AMby Anne-Marie Sexton

    Love this!

  • Pc310016_large

    Jan 2, 2011, 03.59 PMby peaches2218

    Do you mean French seams in the skirt? The dress is really lovely, and that brooch sets the details off perfectly!

    1 Reply
    • Burdastyle_pic_large

      Jan 2, 2011, 06.49 PMby Emma (Cotter) O'Connell

      Hello, yes I meant French seams- thanks for pointing that out, I have changed it now :)

  • Rh60qv_large

    Jan 2, 2011, 10.29 AMby lulls

    Thats really pretty! the colour is nice with the broach as well.

  • Face_large

    Jan 2, 2011, 02.23 AMby saranoemi

    i love it! so elegant!!

  • 206_large

    Jan 1, 2011, 07.42 PMby auntlizzie

    I love the color! Beautiful job!

  • Photo_495_large

    Jan 1, 2011, 05.11 PMby LucyWood2

    Gorgeous dress!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 9 people added it