I love this beautiful dress Carla made for her daughter. This is a perfect dress for a CPA to wear to work! Thank you Carla for sharing this review.
I used fabric from Sew Much Fabric. The bodice is a silk polk-a-dot and the skirt is a black wool (the black wool is now sold out).
I used silk organza to underline the bodice. I knew I wanted to finish the sleeves as in the couture class by leaving extra seam allowances and catch stitching them to the underlining. Then I attached the lining to the fashion fabric with a fell stitch.
The couture class only uses regular zippers, and I favor invisible zippers. My daughter is 26 and no ready to wear for her age uses regular zippers. I’m sure there is a couture method using invisible zippers, but I don’t know it. So, I have a modified method—
• Put the zipper in fashion fabric
• Make neck facings out of the fashion fabric and attach to lining
• Attach lining to back at zipper using zipper foot (couture does this by hand)
• Attach lining to neck edge (stabilize neck edge with a stripe of silk organza selvage); understitch
• Turn and press