Over the past few weeks fashion writer, designer and sewing instructor Jamie Lau has shown us how to take an idea and turn it into a textile design for a custom dress! Today we wrap up her series as she shares how to put the finishing touches on an A-line shift dress.
Jamie: Last week, I began to cut and sew my A-line shift dress using an original textile print I designed, which was inspired by textured gradients in a blue-green color palette. I walked readers through sewing bust darts, attaching the front and back dress pieces, and sewing set-in sleeves. This week, I will complete the garment construction of my dress design and walk you through two finishing techniques that will be useful in current or future projects you may be working on at home.