Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Getting Ready for Couture Camp aka The Black Vera Wang

I'm so excited about my project for Susan Khalje's couture workshop in New Orleans next month. I've veered drastically from my original idea of a trenchcoat. I saw this Vera Wang pattern and had to have it. As Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric I collaborated with Roz and decided upon this gorgeous 4-ply silk to be lined with silk charmeuse. If you've never sewn with, or even felt the weight of, 4-ply silk you are in for a treat. It has the weight of a heavy crepe with a slight sheen on one side and a more matte finish on the other. It's just decadent. This is a special order item for Roz which she is happy to order for you and it comes in 98 breathtaking colors.

The pattern is Vogue 1585, an OOP Vera Wang design. It is classic and timeless. I'm making the shorter cocktail version.

The bodice of this pattern calls for a two-way stretch illusion and bridal button looping for the back. I plan to make covered buttons for the loop closure.

I've done as much as I can on my muslin and will let Susan tweak it to perfection:

Stay tuned the week of August 6th as I bring this beautiful fabric to life. I will be learning some new techniques and using fabric combinations new to me. Can't wait!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time happy sewing!