|Posted by cloudyhn on October 12, 2010 at 8:30 PM|
My birthday's coming ... end of this month, I thought of making myself a new dress quite long ago. Then I saw the Little Black Dress contest on PR. Here we go, got to make it and I have only 3 days to go... Well I drafted yesterday, sewed yesterday along with making my Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. I tried to finish it last night but one ruffled piece which was disappeared within my notions I thought (turned out it was dropped down in one of my drawers Well Got to stop and I got it done today. Wow, release totally. And my photos are done also which I don't like much the result but no time, I have thing to do tomorrow.
Without expect of winning the competition, but I hope that by creating things WITHOUT pattern, that the product was based on cutting and designing technique, it would be much more appreciated.
Evening Black Satin Dress
Style: One shoulder ruffled dress
Fabric: Medium weight stretching satin - of course BLACK
Fabric used :
1m (the dress's length is 95cm)
20cm of sparkling light bronze knit (spandex and polyester),
50cm lining knit
1.3m stretching black lace trim (1 inch width)
1.4m black elastic 5/8 width
and invisible zipper
Total cost : $12 (everything I bought all on sale upto 75% off or buy 1 get 2 free at Fabricland).
I keep budget for everything I make at super low cost, summer clothes are about $3-$7, winter's are more of course but no more than $15, but fur and leather are exception sometimes.
For all details of this dress please click to the link below
(My website is being danger cause it has small bandwidth that's why I have to reduce loading photos on each post but upload them to my Photo Albums on Flickr. Thanks for being patient of reading just a pooring text here
Cause of one shoulder dress, to make bust fit, one side I used dart from armhole and the other ruffled instead of dart. Of course the verticle darts in front to create body's form too.
Bronze knit ruffled around front neck line, from under arm up to shoulder all the way to the shoulder point, be able to change the shape up and down as desired.
Small Elastic stitched around neck line for fitting.
Lining is very simple with elastic and black lace at bottom hem
The little scarf which is stretching sheer (snake skin pattern) is attached by pin I had it with my long traditional dress (same fabric)
The little bow - I just finished this morning - attached by safety pin.
Ruffle broze knit at bottom hem which can see both front and back which gave the dress balanced as look
Front bust area has 2 layers to support with insert foam bust set . Yahoooo, no bra
Black lace trim was used for bottom hem and back neck to cover fabric at wrong side and show a bit scallop trim at the right side. See photos
For embellishments : to cover top stitches and matched with bronze I used gold rayon thread and scallop stitches: bottom hem, back neck and armhole.
I think this is enough for the post. But no I'm gonna make a little bow to hand-stitch above of the ruffle at bottom hem. My plan I'm getting tired now... Will add more tomorrow
Hi all, I just updated this post with casual wear to work. Check the photos in the middle of this post or gallery album. I've done a little bow for the dress also as mentioned above. Thank for stopping by. Hope you all enjoy it.
More than just sewing - Cloudyhn
Categories: Special Occasions