Monday, February 14, 2011

Glamour Puss Gown

I am rather excited as I have a deluxe project to start on and complete over the next 2 months. A friend of mine is having a VERY special event coming up and asked me to make her a suitable dress. This was very fortunate as I have signed up to do a course in Couture Sewing at the CAE here in Melbourne and needed a couture type project to work on . I elected to learn how to build a boned bodice . I have made them before and probably could do it without the class but the thought of doing this every Saturday for 6 weeks and with the help of an expert was just too good to pass up. I am going to use Vogue  Pattern 1154 by Badgley Mischka. http// 
This consists of a jacket and strapless dress. The dress I will be making will be made out of Green dupioni shot with pink . Instead of the pleated bodice there will be a plain bodice covered in beaded fabric which will be mounted over the green silk. Should be lots of fun to make . This week I am going to cut out all the pattern pieces in muslin , stitch in all the stitching lines etc in black cotton  and then make up the muslin and fit it with the boning inserted,get the necessary pattern alterations done and then wait to go to my first class.


Sherry said...

This looks like it is going to be stunning - that beading and that dupion look amazing together!

Audrey said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics. I read in the pattern description that the dress has a boned foundation so I see why it would be so helpful to be taking a class and have access to a couture sewing expert while you are making it. Please keep us updated on your work in progress.