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Garments you can make using this technology:


  • Advanced curves and decorative inserts.
  • Integral sleeves.
  • Rules of complex styling and shaping.
  • 2 fabric colors and 4 different material types used: chiffon, lace, stretch-satin and Armani fabric.
  • In this course we not only will alter the pattern but also will create an unique pattern for a complex dress for a particular client’s size.

Skills you gain:

  • Advanced pattern drafting.
  • The right order of combining different parts of the dress.
  • Sewing together curved reliefs of “difficult” materials (3 layers: basis, chiffon and lace).
  • The right boning placement for complex curved garment.
  • Fast chiffon train cutting method.
  • Quilting cup in the dress with straps.
  • Cutting thin yet very comfortable lace sleeve.
  • Calculation and alteration of the pattern for a particular client’s size.

Where to use:

  • Sewing wedding and evening dresses.

Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 8h 48m

Tutorial 32. Decorating the Garment. Part 2.

I have finished decorating the front half of the dress with symmetrically arranged lace motifs.

Now I turn the dress around to decorate the back, arrange lace motifs, and glue them on in symmetric pairs, left and right, moving from up to down. I also decorate the shoulders.

Then I put the sleeves on the prepared plastic tube and align their seams.

I wrap the lace cuffs around the sleeves and glue them in place.

This is all about decorating the dress! I have applied all final touches and sewn hooks and eyes at the top of the back. Please remember that it is best to alternate hooks and eyes (arrange them in a chessboard fashion) if you want to make two or more rows of them. Sew a hook on the right and an eye on the left in the first row and then, vice versa, an eye on the right and a hook on the left in the second row. It is an even more reliable way to fasten the dress.

I have also glued additional lace motifs near the closure to make it more beautiful.

The dress fit the client like a glove before I decorated it! But during the final fitting, I noticed that the glued-on motifs have stretched out the lace at the back of the dress and now it is a little too loose.

I form darts at the back of the dress by pinning out excess fabric in the loose areas.

I will show you how to remove this defect instead of leaving it "behind the scenes" so you can see how easy it is despite the glued-on lace motifs.

I put a hot iron over the area that needs to be fixed. The glue melts under the heat and the lace motifs come off without effort.

I form a small dart in the marked place on the lace, secure it with a pin, and cover it up by the same lace motif I have just lifted up. No one will ever notice it!

I form another dart just the same way.

Before we are done, let us see how much fabric I have used on this dress:

- Beige Armani fabric - 0.7m,

- White Armani fabric - 1.3m,

- Stretch satin for the lining - 2m,

- Lightweight lace - 3m,

- Lace for decoration purposes - 0.7m.

Here it is. Now I can safely say: until the next time! Enjoy the photo shoot below!

Finished Garment.

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