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2 hrs 55 mins

Welcome to The Emily Dress Project!


The Emily dress combines couture influences from ‘John Galliano for Dior’ inspired skirt with a flowy draped bias cut cowl neck bodice for a flirty, chic, romantic, and elegant silhouette.


Dress Description:

  • Cowl neck, sleeveless top
  • A-line silhouette
  • Draped front skirt
  • Below knee length
  • Fully lined
  • Invisible zipper at CB


Construction Details and Steps:

  • The muslin preparation 
  • The bodice draped on Bias
  • Creative fold and pre- application applied to fabric and draped for skirt
  • The draped pieces are marked and transferred to the paper
  • The sewable pattern created
  • Cut and sew details for top fabric and the lining
  • Hand finishings
  • Review of styling


Fabric detail and usage:

  • Approximately, 1.5 yards Lightweight silk for top fabric ben used
  • Approximately 1.5 yards lightweight Silk Habotai for lining 
  • 22” soft invisible zipper
  • Small hook and eye



Fabrics can be used for this project:

Any fabric that has a good drape, meaning it is flowy, hangs and moves in a fluid manner. 

Lightweight, midweight Crepe, Mid weight interlock Rayon or Viscose, Mid weight Georgette, lightweight gabardine, lightweight wool suiting, Silk Charmeuse, Duchess satin, Lightweight velvet, 

LESSONS

Lesson 1

Required Tools

Lesson 2

Muslin Preparation

Lesson 3

Draping the Skirt

Lesson 4

Draping the Bodice – Front

Lesson 5

Draping the Bodice – Back

Lesson 6

Preparing Bodice for Pattern Transfer

Lesson 7

Transferring Bodice to Pattern

Lesson 8

Preparing Skirt for Pattern Transfer

Lesson 9

Transferring Skirt to Pattern

Lesson 10

Cutting the Silk Fabric & Lining

Lesson 11

Sewing the Bodice

Lesson 12

Sewing the Skirt

Lesson 13

Project Overview

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