Friday, April 30, 2010

Mock up

As you may know I have been working on a mock up wedding dress for a friend of mine. This dress had a lot of pieces to cut, but I have FINALLY started on the construction process. Normally when doing a mock up I wouldn't bother to line it, but in this case I want to get a feel of the weight of the dress as well as how it will fall when I tack the skirt for that cascading drape effect. I haven't really done any formal wear before, so this is an exciting new process for me. Because I have never made a formal gown, I opted to go with a commercial pattern instead of trying to draft my own completely from scratch. I have altered the commercial pattern in various ways so that I may, at some point, draft out my created design from the commercial pattern. (It's a Frankenpattern type thing!)

Here are some early pictures of the muslin pieces pinned to my dress form.

1 comment:

Pretty My Drink said...

It looks like it's going to be a very elegant dress! I can't wait to see the finished product :-)