Basics wedding dresses construction techniques details

As a bride or better yet as a soon to be bride, familiarizing yourself with the basics of wedding dresses construction details serves as an added advantage making your work much easier finally when you will decide to get your own wedding dress made for your big day. below is a detailed overview of wedding gown construction including a detailed overview of work in progress, the hem is pinned and basted plus all major seams have been machine sewn.

Basics wedding dresses construction techniques details

As a bride or better yet as a soon to be bride, familiarizing yourself with the basics of wedding dresses construction details serves as an added advantage making your work much easier finally when you will decide to get your own wedding dress made for your big day. below is a detailed overview of wedding gown construction including a detailed overview of work in progress, the hem is pinned and basted plus all major seams have been machine sewn. In fact, by the time you are done going through the following information you will be familiarize with how the inner support layers of wedding gowns are placed since you will be take through each component separately.


Using fitted muslin, the silk fabric is first cut and then what follows is the hand basting of the outer 4 ply silk crepe to the charmeuse underlying layer of cotton which is then added. When doing this, care is taken to make sure that the 4 ply crepe does not hang out hence the reason for hand basting after which it is allowed to hang on the dress for a couple of days. By then any pulling of the layers must have already been smoothed out by removing the basting and then allowing the layers to finally fall naturally prior to machine stitching.

The princess seams are then pressed with emphasis on the layers which are towards the center front instead of pressing the entire seam open which in turn results into a much cleaner line over the bust. Next, the second layer of cotton underlying is trimmed and then attached to the stitching line. Another layer of fusible weft is then interfaced to stop right at the waist line. It is this which gives the upper bodice enough support to sustain the weight of the skirt. Take note, the straps of the gown are usually just simple ribbons that are pinned in place to assist in supporting the dress on the form right until the corslet is attached.

Just so you know, adding spiral steel boning right in the middle of the side front will go a long way towards helping improve the shape. Take note, pattern instructions help make sure that the gown is stitched and the corslet is set right along the sides together and turn. It is however very important to understand the fact that this method is not entirely effective not unless thin fabric is being used and that the gown layer is slightly larger compared to the corslet. In some cases, the seam in spite of being understated might end up rolling and revealing the underside.

The next thing is the addition of the bra which is stitched in place right at the side seams. Take note, in case the gown is backless or low cut then the bra should be cut away. The center of the bra is placed in such a manner that it floats inside a loose ribbon loop. It is very important to understand and always keep in mind the fact that in the event that the ribbon is left too tight, the center front might end up being pulled inwards which in turn will create an unattractive hollow on the finished side. It is also advised that you do not use sewn cups since they move with the dress as a result creating a floating boob effect.

In addition to all of the above, it is very important to understand the fact that a gown usually has three major sections which make part of the sections which make the dresses, these major sections are the silk gown, the petticoat and finally the corslet.