Jess's Evening Gown Gallery

Placement of design lines with the first toile. This fabric was used as it had a similar drape to the final fabric.
Placement of design lines with the first toile. This fabric was used as it had a similar drape to the final fabric.
Marking in adjustments from draped pattern to paper pattern. This process was repeated after every fitting.
Marking in adjustments from draped pattern to paper pattern. This process was repeated after every fitting.
Placement of design line for second toile.
Placement of design line for second toile.
The top half of the garment laid out. The pleats have not been sewn in yet. White Rouleau was used as ties for the back and later added two clear glass crystal drops on the ends of them.
The top half of the garment laid out. The pleats have not been sewn in yet. White Rouleau was used as ties for the back and later added two clear glass crystal drops on the ends of them.
The process of sewing the pleats in place on the reverse side of the garment so no sewing lines are visible on the outside. A fusible interfacing was used so the pleats would be crisper and stay neatly in place.
The process of sewing the pleats in place on the reverse side of the garment so no sewing lines are visible on the outside. A fusible interfacing was used so the pleats would be crisper and stay neatly in place.
A close view of the sewing lines for the pleats.
A close view of the sewing lines for the pleats.
The final view of the pleats on the outside.
The final view of the pleats on the outside.
The process of evenly distributing the diamanté whilst marking out the pattern on the belts. The glue that was used was called Gem Bond, and worked very well even when the garment was jostled about.
The process of evenly distributing the diamanté whilst marking out the pattern on the belts. The glue that was used was called Gem Bond, and worked very well even when the garment was jostled about.
This is a bag of 2000 diamanté that were to be glued onto a sash-like belt. One at a time...
This is a bag of 2000 diamanté that were to be glued onto a sash-like belt. One at a time...
The finished belt with all diamanté applied to it.
The finished belt with all diamanté applied to it.
The belt up close in detail.
The belt up close in detail.
She also inquired into covering one of her evening bags with the same fabric as her dress.
She also inquired into covering one of her evening bags with the same fabric as her dress.
The finished garment. For this design, a lot of Hollywood Tape was required.
The finished garment. For this design, a lot of Hollywood Tape was required.
The back was quite low cut so the circular skirt was lengthened at the back to accommodate for this.
The back was quite low cut so the circular skirt was lengthened at the back to accommodate for this.