This cocktail dress, of my own design, is made out of a white flocked taffeta with black satin for the bodice and cummerbund. As it is strapless, there is boning in the foundation. The skirt is a circular skirt with a crinoline underneath. I decided to add the folded white material to the bodice design since I wanted something more elaborate then just a plain black bodice, I also like the look of the asymmetry that folded fabric provides. The cummerbund also is made of folded material.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - SR Miller
Posted on Dec 15th, 2009 in sewing, design, garment construction, fabric, reader's closet, Cocktail dress
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