Sarai's wedding dress
My wedding dress was made from an Italian 4-ply silk charmeuse in gold. It was such a lush fabric to work with! Just incredibly soft and thick. I will never forget picking it out from the wall of beautiful silks at Britex in San Francisco, with the help of their lovely staff. The entire dress was lined in another lightweight, nude silk.
The trim is a beaded organza trim I'd seen at Lacis in Berkeley and admired, thinking it would be so lovely for a wedding dress. So when it was time to make mine, I snatched it up!
I also made the hat/fascinator by covering a fasinator band in the same silk, and sewing on a flower I made from feathers and gold pips.
I think this dress shows that, with the right design, you don't need to be stick thin to look good in charmeuse!
Pattern or design used: Not specified
Posted on Nov 24th, 2009 in sewing, garment construction, fabric, embellishments, reader's closet
Fancy Fabric Contest
Upload a photo of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one
of the following fabrics by 11:59pm ET, January 4th, 2010.
Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé.
Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment.
We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used.