DIY Project: How to Make an Evening Dress from Scratch by Zephyr Graham Paris

ONLINE STORE Casual wear: www.etsy.com Evening dresses: www.etsy.com INSPIRATION: This black lace evening dress is inspired by Audrey Hepburn ‘s look in 1961Breakfast at Tiffany’s LOCATION: London home studio Purchase this “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dress (also available in ivory color) www.etsy.com Music: Edith Piaf – La Vie En Rose Edith Piaf – L´accordeoniste

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  • @curiousmina
    Thank you very much, I am in Paris for a photoshoot at the moment, will certainly get back to your question properly when I come back to London:)

  • @ZephyrGraham Thanks. I had learned a lot. I tried it and it worked! I also tried a full circle skirt by dividing by 6 instead of 3! Lovett!!!

  • Make the bust pattern
    1) You will need a basic front bodice pattern, including bust darts
    2) Draw a straight line across bust point and 90 degrees to centre front grain line
    3) Cut this straight line open through bust point, it become 2 separate patterns (upper + bottom bodice pattern)
    4)Close all of your darts on your front bodice pattern
    5) Draw the bra cup shape you like into both upper and bottom bodice pattern
    6) Cut out the excess & Make smooth curve around bust point area
    Hope it helps!

  • What if your dressform/mannequin has a different measure from your body? For instance what if your body is bigger than the dressform? What if your body is smaller than dressform? I hope you could reply. Thanks!

  • @keishamid
    If your dress form is not dramatically different from your body, you can smaller or larger your garments through side seam.
    if there is a big difference, I will suggest to buy a standard pattern in your size, then make a toile sample and keep adjust it until it fits you:)

  • Merci Beaucoupe Jasmine, as long as you find something you really love, you will find anything is possible:)

  • @ZephyrGraham Thank you, I really want to design clothes, but I don’t know how to start. I don’t even know how to sew a shirt, how could I make a dress? It looks very hard. But I enjoy watching your videos, You are a great designer. 😀 <3

  • @jasminelovessnsd
    Merici, You will be surprised I have just started to learn how to sew 5 years ago. with a sewing machine, few sewing lessons, passion plus determination:)

  • @ZephyrGraham WOW! Only 5 years and you could make that!! That is so cool, well I might buy a sewing machine today. I want to start designing too. Thanks for encouraging me. 😀 <3

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