Awards season is right around the corner in addition to red carpet gowns and inspiration galore. This year, as you select your best and worst dressed lists, we have an added challenge. Be on the lookout for construction details. This week we’ve launched an extension video to our video on Draping a Bustier Bodice. Take a look at the images in the header – whether it’s Allison Williams in Armani Privé or Halle Berry in Nina Ricci – what you see on the red carpet is the result intricate construction underneath.
Our newest lesson will teach you about the different types of closures and interfacings used to create the structure of a bustier. We will introduce you to the tools you will need to construct a bustier as well as how to stabilize the edges and how to bone, press and line your bustier. Once you have learned how to create the basic structure, imagine the possibilities and variations you can incorporate into your design repertoire.
Whether your design aesthetic leans toward the modern (as in Emma Stone’s Lanvin jumpsuit featured above) or old Hollywood glamour (as in the Zac Posen gown worn by Reese Witherspoon), knowing how to construct a well-fitting bustier will provide the proper foundation for your designs.
Start by learning how to drape a bustier bodice (Did we mention this lesson is FREE?). Then watch our newest video featured above. Finally, watch the Golden Globes this Sunday, January 10th, and see how many bustier variations you can spot. Watch with a designer’s eye to identify where boning was placed and take an educated guess at the type of interfacing that helped to create the flawless looks on the red carpet. Consider our newest video a peek “behind the seams” of these gorgeous gowns – not to mention a road map for you to create your own!
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