How many pieces of fabric are used to make a dress? It highly depends on the design of the dress, but even I was little surprised when I counted the pieces used in the Kate Stoltz NYC Mermaid Dress… 92 pieces of fabric plus the zipper.
The Kate Stoltz NYC black lace mermaid dress is lined twice with 100% silk. One layer is for the visible exterior part of the dress, and the second lining acts as an interior lining, carefully covering the finished inside seams.
Custom made to fit the individual clients body, the seam lines are strategically placed for both visual and fitting purposes, with 12 panels in the skirt alone. The three layers quickly add up to a time consuming sewing project, one that is done with right here in New York City.
As with all other Kate Stoltz dresses, the pattern making, cutting and sewing is done locally. Sewing 92 pieces of fabric together takes a lot of time, but I find the end result to be worth it!
XO- Kate Stoltz
Designer and Model: Kate Stoltz
Photographs: Matt Licari
Styling: Lauren Temple