Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Purple Dress - My own Couture Design

Hey Guys, I hope you are well and had a lovely Easter.
I recently completed a short fashion course at my college as a extra circular class. I drew up a design in the first class, then in pairs we measured each other. I then created a bodice pattern from scratch. Next I created the bodice in calico. Once I purchased my beautiful fabrics, a purple satin and a black lace I put all my skills into practise. For the corset I used rigilene  instead of boning witch is just a less stiff boning for corsets, I hand sewed a zip on the back with invisible stitching and there is a netting under layer and a third layer of lining.

As you can see in these photos it fits really well so the measuring was successful.

(Please excuse the atrocious lighting and photo quality)  

I am so so so pleased with this beautiful dress especially for my first time designing and sewing properly. I cant wait to style it again and maybe even wear it out and risk spilling something on it.  
Let me know if you have any questions or if you have done any similar work or anything in the comments.
Who knows maybe this is the start of C.Anstee Designs......a girl can dream!!!
Thank you so much for reading.
Love Charlotte




  1. omg how amazing! this was your first work and it came out so well! i'm jealous, i don't think i could ever do something like this. so so cool! i bet you are so proud of yourself, you should be!!

    1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you and yes I am so proud!
      Thanks xxx

  2. This dress is gorgeous! I can't believe you made it yourself. So impressive! I wish I had the skill to do something like this x

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