Wednesday, June 30, 2010
BROWN VELVET AND LACE
While taking a break from making patterns, I stared looking at some of the pics of my dresses and came about this dress. I’ll tell you, I love this dress, have to make it again someday.
I made the dress for a client that was going to a wedding. The dress is made out of velvet, lace and netting with horsehair.
What I love, about it [apart from the design itself] is the closing technique I use for it. The back was made out of lace, being a see through back; a zipper was out of the question [in mine opinion]
I did not want a zipper to show through the lace on the side, zipper would not be the best choice for the dress.
The opening on the dress is on the left side, it has a 7”zipper up to the begging of the lace. For the upper part of the dress and the shoulder I used snaps for the inside [for added security and support] and velvet cover buttons with loops.
The buttons and loops gave it a nice look [my opinion].
Enjoy the pics, I think they speak for themselves. And, yes the dress is a bit bigger than the mannequin!
Back to the cutting table, have patterns to finish