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Drape Drape #10

Added May 3, 2011

by EllaLeoncio

Melbourne, Austr...






This is the No.10 Tuck drape dress from the first “Drape Drape” Japanese pattern book. Being in Japanese, I was a little apprehensive about this pattern but it turned out to be quite easy to sew because the illustrations are so clear.

I really like the drape sleeve detail on this dress. It’s also super comfortable, so I love wearing it and get lots of compliments when I do. I wear it with a singlet or bandeau underneath because it gapes a bit too much to do bra only. Being a bit of a sack shape, I was expecting to wear this with a belt, but I’ve found that it sits well on its own and doesn’t really need one.

The necklace is from Hoss Intropia which my sister bought for me when she was in Europe.

Material Notes

Cotton jersey for main body and linen blend with gold metallic flecks for straps and neckline.




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    May 4, 2011, 03.39 AMby sealtopaz

    Love it!!! it looks perfect for the summer….

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    May 3, 2011, 04.59 PMby iroiro

    It looks great, really elegant!

    I have had this book for a while now, but am too nervous to try anything yet. But your lovely dress might just convince me ;)

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      May 4, 2011, 03.36 AMby EllaLeoncio

      Thanks for your lovely comment.

      Don’t be scared! I’m a novice and found it pretty easy. There are some really interesting shapes in that book& I’d definitely recommend trying it out.

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    May 3, 2011, 12.11 PMby janelee1984

    That’s awesome! Sometimes smocky things scare me because they come out unflattering, but this looks really pretty.

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      May 4, 2011, 03.30 AMby EllaLeoncio

      Thanks! I was a little concerned about that too but decided to take the punt anyway. Glad I did! Being fairly flat chested probably helps. It’s not often I can say that!

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    May 3, 2011, 10.45 AMby groovymama

    It is lovely :-) You look great.

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