Inside Dior: Explore a 1971 Frock by the House of Dior
Designed by the house of Christian Dior in 1971, this beautiful frock displays the exquisite craftsmanship that can elevate a simple design to the level of art. But a close look at its details-inside and out-reveals that couture is not beyond the skills of a home sewer. In fact, this garment provides a tutorial for solving all the problems posed by sewing sheer, lightweight, and delicate fabrics. From the double-layered chiffon slip and its wonderful details to the lace dress worn over it, you’ll see and understand what’s done with a variety of seams and edges and why. In this article from Threads #164, Claire Shaeffer walks us through the details of this garment.