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SewStylish Summer Fashion Challenge 2013

The Piper Gown

The gown on the runway (a cutting table!) at Supreme Novelty Fabrics

I made this silk chiffon-and-georgette wedding gown for a friend, using the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for inspiration.  The bodice was hand-draped and each layer of the two-tone skirt is an individual spiral ruffle. At a rough guess there are about 500 ruffles and applying them by hand took three days! The gown was lined in bright purple satin (the bride’s favorite color) as a special surprise.  I’m a professional wedding gown designer, but this was my first attempt at making a strapless ball gown.  The bride kindly allowed us to feature it in a fashion show at Supreme Novelty Fabrics before she wore it down the aisle so we even got to show it off to a few different audiences.  Hope you all like it, for a first effort it was incredibly fun! 

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    Mahogany_Stylist | | #1

    Outstanding! The gown is fabulous and your friend looks absolutely splendid.

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