Evening Dress Progress

Here’s where I am on my evening dress project. I have placed all of the strips on the tulle bodice pieces. Initially, I thought I was making slow progress. Then I realized that it was not that I was not working on it enough. The problem was, the process was just really time-consuming. I like how the pieces are looking, though.

Next, I’m going to start thinking about the skirt. I’m really, really loving the skirt shape on the Marchesa gown pictured above, but I may not have enough fabric to achieve it. I’m going to see what I can do to achieve something like it.



  1. Posted September 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow. Beautiful work and can’t wait to see what you come up with for the skirt! Very inspiring.

  2. Posted September 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink | Reply

    If I may make a suggestion, can you get more fabric in a slightly lighter shade or contrasting shade so that you can make the skirt? It would give the skirt a shimmering effect that would complement the embellishment on the top of the dress. BTW, the work that you’ve done on the bodice and sleeves is just amazing!

    • Posted September 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I am considering using the silk tulle that I used in the bodice as one of the layers to bulk it up a bit. I’m loath to add another fabric at this point, but since I’m using the tulle elsewhere in the dress, it may look like an organic part of the whole rather than a desperate ploy for more volume.

  3. carmencitabs
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 6:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! I can’t wait to see this one!

  4. Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Really looking forward to see your dress! So inspiring!

  5. Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    At least you started early on this dress! It does look like a time consuming process but well worth the effort. Do you sketch out projects like this?

    • Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

      I do sketch in a fashionary, but often I change the design considerably after I start working on it. Like with this one. I knew what I wanted for the top, I knew I wanted a waist seam with some kind of belt/sash, and I knew I wanted a full skirt. It was only when I was finishing up the embellishment on the top that I saw the skirt I wanted.

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