New Look 6348 - The "Forever" Dress9:06 PM
Here it is, a week behind schedule, my new crimson silk charmeuse dress. Oh, what a long process this was. (I won't go into the dyeing but, if you'd like to hear about it in a separate post or have questions, let me know!) Because the inspiration dress was silk, and because I don't like synthetics, I knew I wanted silk for my version. Not only did this mean I had to track down a quality supplier and then dye the fabric myself, but, because the skirt was cut on the bias, it also meant "couture" techniques were needed.
|No time for on-location photos!|
Confession: The dress has a raw hem in the photos (though it's perfectly wearable that way and I may leave it). A bias cut dress needs to hang on a padded hanger for 24 hours to allow the fabric to settle before hemming. As I was already several days behind schedule and needed to dye the next fabric, I didn't want to wait before posting the dress. I finished inserting the zipper early Friday evening, jumped in the shower, did my hair and makeup, threw the dress on and ran outside to get a few quick shots in the final moments of daylight. We're thinking of going to the symphony at the end of the month so, I'll try to get a few proper photos before the concert.
Now, it's time to work on our Oscars dresses! Happy sewing! x