Sewing Wrap Dresses
21 Captivating Dresses by Designers Callot Soeurs, with Maggie Raywood | Episode 68
A found collection of gowns by renowned couture house Callot Soeurs became a beloved research project for costume expert Maggie Raywood.
Sew a Better Knit Wrap Dress
The wrap dress is a perfect combination of fashion and function. Learn how to sew a knit wrap dress that will become one of your favorite garments to wear.
How to Create Shirring
What can rival the luxury of a beautiful silk velvet gown as it falls into deep folds? Here, the open sides define a shape-mastering tie with heavy shirring.
The Back Story on a Bubble Hem and Watteau Back Dress
This bubble-back dress uses fabric and cut to fool the eye. The billowing cape-like form on the dress back looks like a fabric rectangle gathered at the neckline and hem edges. But, there’s more to making the fabric drape and billow the way it does than a rectangle can offer.
How To Do Fashion: No. 21 Casablanca | 360-Degree View
A style reminiscent of the 1950s, this wrap-front dress is fitted through the shoulders, bust, and waist and flared from the hipline to the hemline, which ends just below the knee. The design has front and back shoulder princess seams; a side-front waist seam with a vertical dart emanating from it; diagonal pockets incorporated into the side panel; two-piece, three-quarter sleeves; and a center-back seam.