Hello!! Its almost been two months since i wrote anything but to make up for it, i have a lot to write about this project – a beautiful dress in navy blue stretch lace. I have a decent amount of pictures too! I bought this beautiful stretch lace from a market in bangalore. There is an amazing collection of cotton fabrics here and some surprising finds like this navy lace material i found. You should be prepared to dive into mountains of fabrics and not be allergic to dust.I decided to make a dress in the best possible way, and its lucky that i signed up for Susan Khaljie’s Couture dress class on Craftsy! I learnt some amazing tips and tricks and im surprised at the way this dress turned out. I admit, its a simple dress, but i drafted the pattern myself and then went on to put it together. Underlining is a brilliant concept that i learnt and im already using it in the next project im working on. Im also completely in love with silk organza! From what i read in other blogs, you dont get silk organza that easily in the fabric stores. But here india, we get it at Rs.210 per metre…Yippy!! Thats like 4 dollars..! so i have a good amount of silk organza now with me.
So back to the dress : Its a regular front bodice with two waist darts, the back is dartless at the waist except for the shoulder. The sleeves are elbow length, and the skirt..ah its a slinky skirt thats clings to the hips and then flares out. The skirt didnt cling as much since i used silk organza underlining and it cancelled out the stretch effect of the lace..:(
I like the effect of the silk organza showing through the dress.
I edited these pics on Picasa. There are some cool effects that can be used.This good friend of mine was sweet enough to take the pics..:) You can see in the pics below, the basting stitches and the silk organza underlining.
The only problem was that the silk organza started to fray a bit at the neckline and the sleeve hem. I didnt plan for that, so i didnt cut enough of it to finish it. But it wasnt too much of a problem!