very quickly.The original design included a shirred section on the sides of the princess seams. I then was going to make it strapless, and add the fishtail in the back. After creating my rough version I realized that I did not want all of the bulky fabric on my thighs! This is the why I always start with making a muslin. It provides you with the opportunity to try a fit or sillhouette on your own body.
I have never been afraid of trying something a little bolder or different than what is found in "ready-to-wear". If I don't like the style on my body, I can go back to the drawing table.
This dress is made of espresso brown
Peau de soie (po-da-swa) with
Turquoise and Paris Pink Silk Taffeta from
Studio BERNINA. I love working with Peau de soie. It has a nice hand and is much more manageable than charmeuse. Taffeta was more difficult to work with in this particular dress.
After completion of the muslin, I simplified the design.
"The more cultivated a people becomes, the more decoration disappears" - Le Corbusier
I added the two-toned fishtail and the
Yves Saint Laurent inspired Big Pink Bow. …
I added boning to the top so that it will stand with structure and a slit in the back of the dress.
I used the following BERNINA Presser feet:
Ruffler Foot, Invisible Zipper Foot (#35), Jeans Foot (#8)
This dress was so fun to wear!