Friday, 25 May 2012

Copy this Dress

I was approached by a client wanting a copy of a dress that has become too small for her. as you can see from the pictures, there is quite a size difference in the original blue dress and the finished cream dress.  She also  wanted a higher neckline, sleeves and pockets

To make up the pattern for this dress, I laid a length of paper over the dress panels, adding extra for seam allowance. I generally add 1" this give me room for adjustment when fitting. 

Once all the pieces were cut I pinned this to my mannequin which has been adjusted to the clients size. As this is a very fine crepe, I allowed it to hang for a day and adjusted where necessary. 
I then stitched the  dress with the largest stitch on my machine and fitted on the client, large tacking stitch, making any adjustment to fit her shape, once the client and I are happy with the fit I resew the dress

The completed dress is lined with side pocket, I am not happy with the pockets, I would rather not have them, but the client wanted pockets. 
Client has now collected her dress and was very happy, I now have three dresses to make for her summer wardrobe, all with pockets.

Although there is a change in her size, I must admit she look good, goses to show size is does not make a person.  

What do you think? 


Pins and Needles said...

It's lovely! Perfect for the sunny weather.

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

It looks lovely! I love the sleeves too. Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

it's stunning, love the altered neckline especially .. your creations are amazing :)