Added Apr 9, 2011
I made a first version of the gather drape dress 3 from Drape Drape book 1 (by Hisako Sato) [http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/dd-dress-3-in-grey/]. I found that it was gappy at the back neck and wanted the gathers at the waist to be lower.
I reduced the gaping by bringing in the back seam by 1/2" and by 1-1/4" at the top of the neck (curving the seam). I then reduced the neck ring by that amount AND angled it so that it hugs my neck better. I am still able to get my head through.
I also increased the depth of the bodice 2" to make the gathers fall more at my waist.
This is a more flattering version for me, however, I wish I’d used this crappy thrifted fabric first (I didn’t have enough, that’s why it’s rather short in the back).
I really like the gathered sleeves and think that the single seam is pretty cool. I am thinking that I might make a few shirts with this pattern too!
black thrifted synthetic double-knit jersey
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