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Creative Sewing – Chapter 1

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inner dress foundation

rigilene boning

I don’t know what the finished dress will look like, but the inside workings look like this.  This is the foundation of the dress, which will be between the dress fabric and the lining.  Right now I think the dress will be strapless.   This foundation is made of interfacing, specifically a medium-weight woven non-fusible interfacing sandwiched between fusible weft interfacing.  I block fused the interfacings first, then cut the bodice pieces from the interfacing.  The seams are lapped seams, stitched using a zigzag stitch, and then trimmed.  However, I left the under layer at the side seams the full width of the seam allowance.  This will allow the dress to be altered to a larger size. The seam allowances at the foundation’s center back, upper edge and waist were cut away and the extensions that are cut from organza will be caught in the seams of the dress during constructions.  I used 1/2″ wide rigilene boning to support the bodice.

Time to decide on fabrics.


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.

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