Being an original is important to my daughter and I wanted to make a special prom dress that showed her uniqueness...
We selected fabric and a vintage pattern from Vogue that she liked.
She loved the back of the dress, but wanted a sweetheart neckline instead of the pattern's round neckline. I cut a bodice out of muslin to experiment with the neckline and to assure a good fit.
I put the bodice together and then used our purchased beaded trim to determine the best place to cut the neckline.
Using the muslin pattern, I cut and sewed the bodice and lining.
|Buttonholes for the back lacing|
Boning was added to give support to the bodice.
Next, I used lining fabric and sewed together the skirt pieces.
I machine gathered the top edge of the skirt.
To gather the tulle skirt, I used fishing line and sewed over it with a giant zig-zag stitch.
I drew out a pattern for beadwork on a piece of paper the used graph paper to make it proportional. I transferred the pattern to tissue paper. I put the tissue paper and a piece of black organza together held with an embroidery hoop. Using a needle and nylon thread, I beaded the design onto the organza.
When the pattern was completed, I cut away the organza and began to sew it onto the dress bodice. as I attached the pattern, I cut away the organza that was holding it together.