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« on: February 26, 2009 02:25:33 PM »

Hello, does any one know how to do this gathering? I want to make my bridesmaids dresses and like this style but I'm not sure how to do it. Please help!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009 05:53:39 PM »

It could be a lined bodice. The inner part (the lining) is made to fit the bust properly. The outer is made wider - as if to fit a bigger size. The outer is then gathered at the top and the bottom until it fits the inner. Sew together at the top, attach the waistband and skirt to the bottom.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 12:25:43 PM »

It also looks like the top layer of the bodice is made of a lighter fabric, possibly chiffron.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009 01:28:45 PM »

Not to complicate things, but that does look like chiffon, and if that's the case, it may be three layers (so you don't see the seam allowance through the sheer fabric).  In which case, you'd have your big, sheer, gathered piece, and two fitted pieces.  You'd baste the gathered piece to one fitted piece, and then use the other fitted piece as a lining.  It's a little more time consuming, but I think it'd give you a more polished product.

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