A lavishly illustrated guide to sewing wedding gowns and formal dresses, with detailed emphasis on applying lace and other fine finishing touches. Also included is a section on creating accessories such as veils, hats, and petticoats.
Selecting a Style
Selecting a Pattern
Making a Test Garment
Underlinings, Linings, & Interfacings
Layout & Cutting Guidelines
Basic Gown Assembly ...
Three Stages of Sewing a Gown
Assembling a Bodice
Assembling and Attaching a Skirt
Completing a Gown
Specialized Sewing Techniques ...
Seams & Seam Finishes
Stayed, Understitched, and Bound Seams
Shaping the Bodice
Special Techniques for Sleeves
Special Techniques for Closures
Special Techniques for Lace