Adventures in sewing technique, fit and handmade garments.
Friday, 29 October 2010
As mentioned earlier I want need 2 party dresses this year so decided on one dress and one skirt/top combo.
I'm going to make a strapless top with corset insert using the top left pattern and a circle skirt using the vintage vogue pattern, although you don't really need a pattern to make a circle skirt. I've decided on black (yawn) for this outfit. Black satin top, trimmed with grosgrain ribbon and buckle/bling embelished and satin skirt using this:
- it is black, honestly! A full petticoat with black dress net and tulle will give it a little oomph I think.
I'm liking the Simplicity dress with overlay and have teal in mind, but not sure what/how as I haven't seen any yet. I'm having a shopping trip tomorrow so will see what's available.
I've made a start on the corset section of the top and will post some pictures and techniques as I go. In the meantime here's a list of the fabric and tools you will need to make the strapless top.
1 Your favorite strapless top pattern adjusted to fit
2 Outer fabric, lining, soft sew-in interfacing, coutil - please use coutil it really is the best fabric for corsets
3 All purpose thread, open-ended zip (typically 30cm)
3 4mm eyelets
4 5/7mm plastic boning (not that horrible rigeline please!) sometimes called whalebone, although it is of course plastic these days!
5 4# 7mm flat flexi steels approx 15cm each, but make up your pattern first and measure the length you need
6 2.5cm wide organza ribbon - approx 3m
7 Bias binder maker, eyelet plyers if you have them