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Embellish a party dress.
I’ll let you decide how many flowers to add.

From the book The Party Dress by Simon Henry. Read our review here.

Posted by The Party Dress Published © 2020 Simon Henry / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 1
    Step 1

    The flowers that cascade over one shoulder will sit on tabs. To make these, cut two pieces of fabric 3 inches (7.5cm) by 6 inches (15cm) and fold in half lengthways. Seam down the raw side and across the top, then turn through and press. Sew one tab to the front bodice at the angle required to go over the arm.

  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make strips of fabric for flowers and make several lengths of rouleau the full width of your fabric.

  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make the flowers and sew in place by hand, making sure all raw edges are hidden

  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add some rouleau loops to your corsage. Add some rouleau to the end of the tab for tying the arm flowers.

  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a tab to the back at the angle required to fall over the arm. Add rouleau just as at the front so the flowers can be tied over one arm. Add some flowers to the hip opposite the arm flowers, and take a few round to the back.

    Try on the gown over the underskirts. Pin the hem to the required length on both lining and the top fabric, rounding off the points of the train. Double-turn and hem the lining. Bias bind the top dress hem (this took four hours of hand sewing).

  • How to make an embellished dress. Embellishing A Dress - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull up one side of the top skirt so the good lining fabric shows, and stitch in place. Prepare yourself for the gasps of admiration when you make your entrance!

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Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics
Ask Netfah from J&O Fabrics · Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, US
J&O Fabrics (www.jofabrics.com)is having a 'Pretty in Pink Handcrafted Prom Dress" Contest currently running that can earn you a $50 Amex Gift Card to spend as you wish, wherever you wish. Last day to enter a pic is JUNE 13TH, 2010. They are voting on workmanship, originality and fashionable flair. Maybe you will enter. Looks like a winner to me!
http://www.jandofabrics.com/newsletters/jo-fabrics-pretty-in-pink-homemade-prom-dress-contest/
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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 15 projects
Embellishing and Stunnery!
LoL!
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
cute
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