- Product # SST070401
- Type Paperback
Here you'll find the latest fashions -- 4 gorgeous gowns plus 3 quick accessories -- along with dozens of easy couture tips to create the outfit of your dreams.
You'll get the scoop on how to choose the best party fabrics, from lovely lace to classic silks, so you're off to a good start. Then you'll learn how to fine tune the fit, add dressmaker details, and finish your creation with custom touches that are truly yours.
Plus, Simplicity Patterns has created another fabulous Sew Stylish pattern (#3735) especially for this issue, so all the fashions here are things you can make.
Everything to get you red-carpet ready, including:
- 90 pages packed with inspiration. expert instruction, and sewing advice
- 36 tips for sewing red-carpet ready garments
- 12 tips for looking picture perfect for any special occasion
- 4 red-carpet ready projects
Inspiring ideas and expert advice:
- Sewing Fab Fabrics: Unravel the facts on fancy fabrics, including: lace, organza, dupioni, and sheers.
- Prepping for the Occasion: Get the inside story on cutting, fitting, and building the underlayers of a garment for elegant results.
- Divine Details: Learn how to embellish special-occasion garments with unique touches like yo-yo fabric discs, one-of-a-kind fabric designs, or sequins and other metallic trims.
- Couture Touches: Master the techniques that take your garment from home-made to custom made with hemming, edging, and finishing tips from the pros.
- Quick Sewing Projects: Enjoy these quick tricks for sewing a chiffon skirt that makes you want to dance, a gathered bodice for a simple but classic Grecian gown, and a drawstring petal purse perfect for any occasion.
To prepare for your next special occassion, order this issue of Sew Stylish now!
- Table of Contents
Sewing Fab Fabrics
18 Unraveling Party Fabrics
22 A Lacy Affair
25 Silk Organza's Secret Strengths
28 Sheer Know-How
30 Dupioni the Divine
32 Red-Carpet Ready Project: Hello Yellow
Prepping For The Occasion
38 Lay Out and Cut
41 Build a Better Bust
44 Invisible Underlayers
46 Skirt Hems Go Full-Swing
48 Red-Carpet Ready Project: Project Chiffon
54 Sweet, Circular Touches
56 Sew Transparent
58 Customize Your Fabric
60 Sequin Savvy
62 Red-Carpet Ready Project: Golden Accents
68 Create Great Support
71 Secure Your Shape
73 Elegant Edges
74 Get a Fairytale Finish
76 Couture Tips from the Pros
78 Red-Carpet Ready Project: Crimson Couture
Quick Sewing Projects
84 Embellish Cha-cha-cha
85 Chic & Shirred
86 Bonus Project: Drawstring Petal Purse
What's Your Red-Carpet Style? 9
36 Tips for Sewing Red-Carpet Ready Garments 11
Advertiser Index/Web Directory 87
Common Terms 88
A Dozen Red-Carpet Tips 90
Designs On The Past back cover