By now you probably know that I’m a sucker for chiffon and georgette fabrics, although they are difficult to cut out and shit to sew. For some reason I always end up buying at least one chiffon/georgette when I go fabric shopping and this might be due to the fact that these kinds of fabric are usually quite cheap 😀
So, of course I made the second Hepburn using a georgette I bought on Goldhawk Road. It’s creme-coloured and has tiny velvet dots. The fabric is see-through, so I had to line bodice and skirt using a light-grey/silver satin.
I only had a metre of the lining fabric, so I cut out the skirt without the box pleats and also cut out the variation with a shorter hem. I kept skirt made from the georgette fabric long and since I sewed a narrow hem instead of the wider hand-stitched one, this added another 3cm to the length.
As the georgette is see-through, I sewed bodice and lining together right on left side, so that the lining darts are on the inside and only the right side of the lining fabric shows through the georgette (much like an underlining).
I used the french seam technique for many of the seams, but did not add any extra seam allowance which is why the bodice turned out to be a bit tight (but it’s still wearable just not as comfy as the other dress I made).
I love how this dress is playful and smart at the same time and can’t wait to wear it more often. It’s a bit too chic to wear at work, but it will be perfect for going out with friends.
I’ve just finished another variation of the Hepburn, the one with the lowered scooped neckline and a mini skirt, yesterday. I hope you don’t get fed up with the Hepburns too quickly, because there are more to come! 🙂
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17 thoughts on “Another Hepburn Dress: georgette and a satin lining”
It’s really lovely. I love the fabric and the dress! Well done 🙂
Thanks, Rachael! x
Oooh, that is absolutely beautiful, looks so stunning on you… xxx
Thanks so much, Sabrina!
This is gorgeous! I’m just about to start on your cape pattern, might have to add this to the list too!
Thanks! Oh, great! I’d love to see the cape when it’s finished!
So timelessly elegant!! I have quite a few georgette’s in my stash… which I adore, but haven’t yet had the chance to sew with them. A crying shame! Love how you’ve styled this dress 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I have loads of gorgettes left in my stash. I always love buying them, but sometimes it’s hard to find the right project.
Very, very lovely
I love this version – it is oozing elegance. I find that the end results of sewing with chiffon/georgette makes the sometimes painful process worth it. I think this dress proves it.
Aww, thank you, Claire! Yes, I always think that in the end.
I love this version! My favourite mix of sheer and pretty
Hello! I am trying to sew a dress out of georgette but I’m afraid to mess it up. Did you sew the lining and georgette at the same time or separately?
Also, did you sew by hand or machine?
I sewed both layers seperately at first (sewing the darts etc) and then attached the bodice lining as you would do with a normal lining. I lined the bodice first and then prepared the skirt layers separately. I basted the pleats and then attached the skirt to the bodice each separately for the georgette and satin bodice. The skirt layers are only sewn together where the zip is put in. As far as I remember I sewed everything by machine.
If you are worried about sewing with georgette, you can try and prepare the fabric with spray starch, but I have always managed to sew without. Good luck! x