Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Since I mentioned on my last blog that I would share my “quick” dress project….well, here it is:) First I must clarify that when I say “quick,” it is equivalent to a few days, weeks or a month. I use the word “quick” because it is not a sewing project where I use authentic couture techniques. As many of you know, the couture projects can take several months to a year to complete….sometimes even longer. So please do not think I can magically create a gown in a few quick hours. Although that is possible but the quality of the project would definitely be sacrificed:)
Well, for my laser cut & fringe dress I did something a little different. Instead of using a visual inspiration board to create the dress, I was actually inspired by the fabric itself. The fringe had caught my eye because of the texture and the 1920’s fashion era is still a fresh influence on my imagination. Then came the laser cut fabric. It was an interesting fabric that can lend a little modern touch to a project. With this fabric, I wanted very little obstruction to the flower design —so into my closet I went for a potential pattern inspiration…
Above is a dress my husband gave me for my birthday several years ago. It is a simple silhouette with rhinestones on the cap sleeves. I still love this dress (thank you Mr.T:) As you can see in the bodice, there are no cutting lines—just a few darts. This would mean the flower design would have very little obstruction if I used this dress to create the pattern — perfect!. Now for this project, I did not create a muslin. Instead, I used organza to make my pattern pieces. I was inspired to do this from my Craftsy class with Kenneth D. King “Jean-ius.” – Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit. Although Kenneth did create a muslin after making the organza pattern pieces, I chose not to for this dress. So below you can briefly view how I created the dress…
After sewing the pieces together, the dress looked like this (below).
To me, this dress “feels” incomplete. This is going to be a dress in-progress. I have not sewn on the sleeves and have not found the right rhinestones or fabric for the sleeves. Does anyone know of shops that sell nice black sew-on rhinestones? Well, when I find them or when the dress “feels” complete, I will share it with you in the future.
Hope you got inspired to design, create or sew:) Thank you for visiting!