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The Making of Nicole’s Dress – Final Chapter??



The gown is done.  It’s the first time I lined black chiffon with anything other than black fabric and I love the effect.  I need to work on improving my photography skills because I could not capture the shimmer of the gray charmeuse under the black chiffon. To me it looks iridescent.  The pictures also couldn’t capture the sparkle of the rhinestones and beads. 

The chiffon and charmeuse are polyester and purchased from Sarah’s Fabrics.  The trim, beads and the rhinestones were purchased from M&J Trimmings.   Yes, it took hours to sew on the trim and those tiny beads, but I enjoyed it.  Busy hands relax the mind.

So where is she wearing this gown?  She’s going to a dinner dance given by her husband’s fraternity to raise scholarship funds.  They give scholarships to youths in Westchester County, New York.  I asked her to send me pictures of her in the dress when she’s decked out.  Hope she remembers.

I’ve been bitten by the bug.  I want to make something else that’s glamorous!




Author: Mpressive Threadz

I started sewing when I was 11 years old, and had my own clients when I was 12. I graduated from the H.S. of Fashion Industries, majoring in fashion design. I expanded my technical background by attending evening classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working many years at a major pattern company. I have been creating custom wedding gowns and evening dresses for more years than I care to count. I LOVE WORKING WITH FABRICS. I love fine sewing techniques. I love creating beautiful dresses.

2 thoughts on “The Making of Nicole’s Dress – Final Chapter??

  1. It IS glamorous! Nice job love how you paired the chiffon with the charmeuse, so its toned down… and the flowers, those add a nice touch to it. I hope I can make something this elegant… I keep wanting to, and planning to, but in the end… *sigh*

    • Thanks.

      Nan, I think you should stop putting off making something elegant. You should just make a glamorous dress just because you can. Just do it. When you sew, why not be as creative as you can, and just make something for the heck of making it. Have fun expressing yourself. And be sure to let me know when you are working on your glamour item. Wishing you all the best.

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