Satin and lace bridal gown
I made this dress using McCall pattern M6701. I used lace as the main layer and instead of lining I used satin. My client was using this dress to wear during a vow renual on the beach so she wanted it to be as light and airy as possible so we skipped the lining and boning. She choose to add cap sleeves to the design, they are tacked on at the very top edge of the dress. I also added a satin belt using 4yds of 2" satin ribbon sewn together. During this project I learned how to sew french seams to keep the satin from fraying and how to sew appliqued seams in the lace so I didn't cut up the beautiful pattern in the lace. Also to make the seams in the lace less noticiable. I learned how to sew the applique seams from this video, I love her tips and sewing blog! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tljzbl1QDMc&list=FLoFLSIoSg6VnSeEvNGiT_aw .
Pattern or design used: McCall pattern # M6701
Posted on Dec 4th, 2013 in sewing, garment construction, fabric, fitting, reader's closet, satin dress, lace dress, bridal dress, hi low dress
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