Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2015 RTW dress

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I took participation in a game where I had to sew one Haute Couture outfit.

I chose Badgley Mischka’s corset dress with bead embroidery, a mermaid silhouette skirt and draperies from Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection. First of all I was interested to recreate the skirt. In the second, I was like to try the Luneville bead embroidery.

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Fabric and beads

Here is everything I bought for the dress:

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Luneville embroidery

I’ve found and watched a lot of tutorials about how to make a tambour embroidery, but it seems that it’s harder in the real life than in the tutorials 🙂

preparing

But I bravely strung the beads on a transparent thread and started an embroidery.

Corset

I’ve started the embroidery from the corset and made it until I have to stop to sew the corset first. After that I may continue the corset embroidery.

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Side drapes

After the corset I started the embroidery on the side drapes. I had to make the embroidery on both sides of the drape and repeat the embroidery twice because the dress has two side drapes.

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Top drapes

I’ve started from the left drape.

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Left top drape
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Left top drape
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Right top drape

Before I started to embroider the top drapes I bought 2 bead packs extra. When I started to embroider the right top drape I faced that my transparent thread I used for embroidery was running out! I found a fishing thread, thin as the transparent thread. So I decided to try it first and, fortunately, I liked the result. Then I continued the embroidery with the fishing thread.

When my embroideries were done,I started sewing.

Sewing process

The drape’s edges on the original dress look untreated, so I decided to use a zig-zag to finish the drapes’ edges.

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Then I cut out the dress skirt details, sewed back and side seams.

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After that I attached the back drape to the lower back skirt part and sewed both back parts together.

Next, I folded the side drapes and basted them to the skirt’s side details.

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Next step is to sew the skirt front detail with the side details.

Then I sewed the back skirt detail and basted the top drapes, and the skirt was finished.

Then I sewed the corset, finished the embroidery on it and sewed the corset and the skirt together.

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Final result

Here is my finished dress:

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I’m so glad that, it seems, I guessed how the dress’s skirt was cut out and then sewed. I made the Luneville embroidery first time, but I like the result. I’m looking forward to find one more dress for inspiration to repeat Luneville embroidery again. And, of course, I had a lot of pleasure playing this game.

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