Wednesday, April 26, 2017

First prom of the year!!!

I've been very busy sewing prom gowns.  Six in total.  This is the first, a junior prom!  My client, Amber said she wanted to be "elegant and classy."  My kind of girl!  So I drafted this little number in my Wildginger program.  A halter bodice and circle skirt.  I used a red stretch taffeta and a Joann fabric Casa brand poly organza for the overlay.   I love the stretch taffeta is so easy to sew, with just the right amount of stretch.  It holds its shape and does not wrinkle easily.  My source for this fabric is found here. :
It comes in many colors!
When I print out the pdf pattern I don't cut the paper.  I trace onto medical exam paper and then use it for the pattern.  I make a mock-up out of muslin for the first fitting.  Wildginger teaches to make a sloper first.  I skip this step and make a mock up instead.  I mark my changes using a sharpie and the muslin becomes my pattern.  For the circle skirt, I decided not to waist my muslin fabric and taped the exam table paper together for the fitting.  I worked like a charm!
The waist looks a little high, that's because the dress is not sitting at the correct position at her neckline. 
Doesn't she look lovely!!!!!!

She was such a sweetie!!!!  I've known her since she was a baby. 

Back to the Sewing Center five more gowns to make!  One very special gown for my GD who is a senior this year!

Happy Sewing!!!!!


365 Dresses said...

Such an elegant and fashionable gown---you did a great job, and she wears it so well.

Ann said...

She looks lovely! Beautiful dress.

Mariela Alethia said...

Absolutely classy and BEAUTIFULLLLLLL!

TheTellTaleTasha said...

VERY beautiful fabric!!

Eli cat said...

Wow! Amazing job! I really love this dress.