Close your eyes for a moment and imagine your dream sewing project.
That "maybe one day" project.
That project that's so big and exciting it scares you a little but you want to dig into it anyways.
For so many of us sewists, that dream project is a formal dress. A gorgeous gown decked out in couture worthy techniques, made in all the best fabrics, with all the little details your heart desires. Maybe it's a wedding dress, a prom dress, or a special occasion dress of another name, but the point is, there's a lot of sewists (myself included) that dream of sewing the unpractical.
Our guest today is Paige from Seams Electric, and she just finished sewing the most gorgeous couture-worthy wedding dress. I've been following along with her process on Instagram and just knew I needed to get her on the show to talk about the tips she's learnt along the way. Seeing her complete all the little details for her dress stirred up my love of couture sewing, and I know if you've got an interest in sewing up a gorgeously impractical formal gown one day you're going to love this episode.
Paige is going to share her top six tips for sewing a wedding dress with us today, but these tips can apply to any formal sewing project. Even if you don't have a gown in the works, I'm sure you'll pick up a tip or two that you can apply to your regular sewing projects to make them extra special - like underlining a garment with flannel to stabilize it, who knew?!
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Formal Sewing Resources:
- Paige LOVED the lace she found on Lace Beauty.
- Paige also picked up some fabric from Mood.
- Paige recommends using a #5YKK zipper in formal dresses.
Check out Paige's wedding pictures to see the dress!
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(Give it a peak, right now she's working on another gorgeous formal dress! *swoon*)
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Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.
I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!