Details show the gold panels and three dimensional butterflies dangling from silk cord ribbon.
The godets consisted of three layers of silk chiffon. The navy layer was edged in machine embroidered scallops. I used Sulky "Heat Away" stabilizer which worked beautifully.
Tiny silk roses decorate the straps and the points of the golden panels. The back zipper posed a problem since the opening was not low enough for the model to get into the dress, so I followed the line of the bodice and zig zaged the zipper to the end of the purple points.as shown at right.
Scroll down for photos of both my 2006 and 2007 BERNINA Fashion Show entriees and more great sewing links and offers.
From the 2007 BERNINA Fashion Show, Diamond Odyssey, Photo by Kim Coffman. Photo courtesy of BERNINA and Quilts, Inc.
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David Sassoon and I with the gown I made from his pattern Vogue 1015 (discontinued).
Betty Kirke and I at the Vionnet Identique exhibit in Chicago. The muslin and half scale garments shown are the ones I did for the exhibit.
Alterations for the Home Sewer is available NOW !
I am overwhelemed by the great reviews I've gotten for this new book on CD!
This new offering is geared, as the title says, to home sewers who wants to alter, restyle, and recycle garments for themselves and their family. The book is filled with all color photos and the easy to follow instructions should give sewers the confidence to try alterations even if they've never tried them before. To order click on the Classes and book link.
I also want to make you aware of a great publication you need to check out. It is Through the Needle published by BERNINA. So much great information from the #1 name in Sewing! Just check out the link below for a free on line copy, you'll be glad you did.
I wish you all a wonderful season of sewing.
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Please feel free to email or call me about this fine organization.
I have been asked by an assistant Girl Scout leader and mom of a Girl Scout to post the following website. They found the site while looking for resources to aid with their 'quilting, knitting and sewing' patches. They found it helpful and plan on making their own Halloween costumes. Good luck ladies!