Project | Lace dress for a traditional Nigerian wedding | wedding guest outfit
Pattern | Rose cafe bustier pattern (as the basis for the dress)
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This was my first time sewing a bustier/corset, so I tried using the pattern and practicing on another project before I started on this one. I highly recommend you do the same if you’re a beginner or if you’ve never made one before.
I tweaked the pattern a bit to draft the design (the front side slit and mermaid skirt) that I wanted, and I go into all the detail in the video tutorial.
Let me know what you think in the comment section and if you have any questions about the tutorial. I’ll do my best to answer what I can 🙂.
Here are my measurements, for reference:
Bust 34″ | Waist 28″ | Hips 38″
Cup Size: C (see pattern instruction for direction on cup sizing)
For this project, I used:
- 5 yards of African lace fabric provided by the bride & groom for the wedding. I only used ~4 yards of the whole fabric
- The Rose Cafe Bustier Pattern by DariaPatternmaking ****
- Outer lining fabric: Silk charmeuse fabric in the color sienna from Mood fabric
- Inner lining fabric: Silk cotton fabric in brown/burnt sienna from Mood fabric
- Matching thread
- Sewing pins and fabric scissors
- Measuring tape/ruler
- Tailor’s chalk or fabric marker
- A sewing machine and iron
- Notions for bottom skirt: a 20cm zipper, buttons, trouser clasp, 2” wide rubber band
- Notions for bustier: bra foam, rigilene polyester boning for corset, grommets/eyelets and ribbon for back tie, bra underwire in cup size, interfacing
Tutorial | DIY Wedding Guest Outfit
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