Couture By Brandi!

Haha 🙂 Well, since people asked for it, here’s my finished couture dress.

A couple of things.
1. It needs some steaming.
2. It will look prettier on a person, but I don’t want to get fancy right now 😛 So, perhaps I’ll try and get some photos either on me or on a model in a couple of weeks and share how it looks on somebody! Also, the skirt fabric really changes hues when you move it, so I hope to show some of it’s variety.

Here we go..

The front and back of the finished dress.

One lace/beading area.

The other lace and beading area.

This was the WORST PART of the dress. This is the rolled hem, that I did by hand. It was around 15 feet total. The first row I plan on redoing because it’s not as nice as the second two rows. It took some practice to get the hang of what I was doing. The fabric was the worst thing I have EVER WORKED IT. I swear, it was pure evil. But it’s sure pretty.

The inside of the dress. No serging here! Lots of hand finishing. The inside should be as nice as the outside.

Here is a shot of the understitching I did along the top of the bodice by hand. Yes, this also took a long time! The purpose of understitching is to keep the lining of the dress from rolling out to the front. I’m sure all the ladies have experienced this at least once.

Let me tell you.. I’m glad to be done! 🙂


3 Responses to “Couture By Brandi!”

  1. Kadie Pangburn says:

    So awesome Brandi! My mom designs quilts for a living so I grew up sewing, and I commend you for your talent, making dresses like that is HARD, TIME CONSUMING work! It looks awesome, I can’t believe all the hand stitching you did! I just bought some fabric and stuff to sew some cute little 50’s style aprons and I’m so out of practice that is complicated enough for me! The dress is beautiful, I can’t wait to see it on you!

  2. Rachael Earl says:

    Holy seamstress, Batman! Hidden talent there! Great job-that is one hot dress!

  3. Ayesha says:

    You go Brandi! Can’t wait to see it on someone.

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