Day two of dress making! I spent the better part of today doing school work, so the dress body was completed by the time I arrived at the shop. Here’s what it looked like after some fit adjustments were made!
The beautiful thing about a custom-made dress is the fit. It takes magic to make a perfectly fitting gown when it features a deep sweetheart and low back.
Also, note that I am still too short for this dress even when standing on two platforms. Oh, the joys of having Filipino blood.
Anyways, here’re a few photos of the ruching process:
The ruching above took ages! The thing I hate about draping is that you can’t force fabric to fall the way you want it to. Thing is, a pretty skirt involves pretty draping, so I had to take a deep breath and trek through it all.
1. Finish stitching the chiffon to the bodice
2. Replicate the draping of the right side to the left, resulting in a crossing of the two parts at the dip of the neckline
3. (Time allowing!) Hand stitch the left draping
Talk to you all tomorrow!
– Gaby Bayona