It’s Birthday season ere, at TMS, and every Birthday party deserves a show-stopper. Well, maybe this is not the biggest show-stopper ever, but it is an elegant outfit, with the aftertaste of chic and fabulous. I absolutely love the combination of grey and white, it makes beautiful formal/special occasion wear. You can pair it up with sequined jacket for a party look or cropped tux jacket for a formal appearance. What do you think?
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Alright, how many cardigans, blouses, skirt and shirts have you made for your daily wear? Numerous amounts… Well, how about something special, for a unique occasion? Yes, I am talking night out and let’s take it seriously. Sewing for a special occasion can be tough for several reasons: fabric is usually less available and more expensive, there are usually certain styles that are considered to be “special occasion wear” as well as color choice can be limited. For summer I love to use floral prints, but since those are so popular I like to stand out and stick to the solid and bold color combinations. Special occasion wear also usually features more of a “hand-made” details, like embroidery and applique.
This outfit is composed out of two pieces: layered chiffon skirt and halter neck top. As far as patterns go – I used layered skirt pattern several times, self-drafted and it never failed me. Halter neck top is copied from already existing top that I bought quite some time ago in Promod label shops.
New techniques: For an applique detailing on a top I wanted to create a jabot effect. Something flirty, romantic, but not over the top. Technique is very similar to the fabric flower brooch description. All you need to do is cut drop shaped pieces of your scrap fabrics. Cut out as many as you need to make this applique. I had somewhere between 20-30. You can mix and match shades and colors as you wish. I chose to stick with the fabric print that I had. When you are done cutting , light up the candle (please be careful while working with fire) and gently finish the edges. You will see that edges of fabric will harden up forming into a beautiful shape. This will allow you to hand stitch these pieces onto your top, it will prevent fabric from fraying as well as give it some shape.