My Designs

making myself a dress

July 10, 2012

Next week the hubs and I will be on our cruise which means I need a dress for formal night. It is so hard to find a dress for a formal occasion that I like and works for me. So I decided to just make myself my own. It’s so nice to make myself exactly what I want. Here is a sneak peak of the process…

I love patternmaking. So much. When a design comes to me it always comes to me in my sleep. Every time. Then I usually go straight to making a pattern for it. Sometimes I will sketch it before I make the pattern but I usually sketch at the end when everything is finalized cause things change while you make anything. Next I take the patterns I made, lay them on my fabric, cut them and prep them for sewing. Then I sew everything up. I love my job. Especially the patternmaking part, that’s the part where design is the heaviest.
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
(Fabric purchased at my favorite fabric store in the city, Mood
Coming along. Pictures of the finished product will come after the cruise!

Someday when I come out with my line, these are the types of dresses I will be selling!

35 thoughts on “making myself a dress

  1. J+H @ Beyond The Stoop

    i’m in LOVE!!! it’s not often that you find a classy short dress with a high neck and SLEEVES!! “short-with-sleeves” always tends to be “SUPER-stretchy-hoochie-tight”.

    classy. i love this dress already!

  2. Natalie

    That’s such a lovely dress, really beautiful shape. I wish I had the talent and patience to make my own clothes!
    N xoxo

  3. Diane

    Oh my gosh Taylor, I love it! I can’t wait for you start designing your own line, because I want that dress. Have a great trip, you will look gorgeous. xoxo

  4. Becca

    I have been waiting on this post!!! I never got to see the fabric when I came over, and I knew it was going to be beautiful!! What a great talent you have, that is one smashing dress! Have fun on the cruise, know we will all be back here being jealous. 🙂

  5. Hannah

    love it! i’ve just been on a pattern cutting course and just finished cutting out all my pieces to make my top!


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