Have you ever wondered how those stunning gowns on the red carpet stay properly positioned with no wardrobe malfunctions? In this class each student will create a beautiful one-of-a-kind gown or party dress that fits perfectly. The dress will be supported by a form-fitting boned facing that serves to keep everything in its proper place.
Muslin for test garment
Muslin, batiste, or bobbinet for corselet
Fashion fabric for gown
Lining fabric for gown
Spiral boning (we will go over this in class)
1 yd. white or natural silk organza
Hook and eye tape for corselet
1 yd. (more for larger waistlines) grosgrain or petersham ribbon, 1’ to 1 1⁄4” wide
Students will select a pattern of their choice. It should be a strapless dress with a fitted bodice.
Fitting a pattern for a strapless gown
Making a corselet
Adding boning to a garment
Sewing in a zipper by hand