Friday, April 24, 2009

Making a Ballgown in ??? Easy Steps

I am suffering from fashion fatigue and have decided that I want a new dress for Emerald Ball next week. How does one make a ballgown you might ask? Well, basically it goes like this:

Step One: Inspiration

Some people sketch. Some people drape. I just tend to roll around on the floor with some fabric and see what happens.

Step Two: Fabric Preparation

I like to start by washing the fabric. It pre-shrinks it, gets off any surface dirt or cat hair, and if any color is going to fade it will happen now. I usually only wash the main stretchy fabrics that the dress is going to be made out of. Chiffon, metallics, and other delicate things can just be used as is.

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