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WIP: Badgley Mischka’s Fall 2015 RTW dress


I’ve joined to a new game where I have to repeat one outfit from a couturier. I’ve chosen Badgley Mischka corset dress from Fall 2015 RTW collection with beads’ embroidery, a mermaid silhouette skirt and draperies just because I would like to try luneville embroidery and to solve a secret of its draperies.

Fabric and beads


Luneville embroidery

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


I’ve started the beads’ embroidery on the corset.


I’ve finished the embroidery at this step because I had to sew the corset first, then carry on the embroidery.

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.

Top drapes

Left 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.

All my embroideries are done, and I can start sewing.

Sewing process

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

Next I sewed the side seams and the back seam.


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


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


Time came to sew the skirt’s front detail with the side details.


Then I sewed the back skirt detail and basted the top drapes. Ok, the skirt is finished now.


I didn’t take pictures how I sewed the skirt and the corset together – it’s so ordinary! You may see the finished Badgley Mischka dress here.

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