Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Anatomy of a Graduation Dress

In an effort to entertain interested parties, I am documenting the construction of a graduation dress.
These photos are of the fitting muslin and show the neckline and waist seams, drawn in red marker. The muslin has been cut up to be used as a pattern. The original pattern is a McCall's dress with armscythe princess seams. As soon as I can get a decent rendering of the sketch for this dress I will post that, too. The scanner does not want to register pencil drawings.
The main fabric will be Swiss batiste and will be embellished with antique and vintage lace pieces from the graduate's family collection. Stay tuned for further progress on this special garment.

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