Added Sep 4, 2010
Now, this dress was quite a nightmare to sew!
There are only three pattern-pieces, and it looks simple enough, but I actually had to wear it to be able to figure out how to sew the draped cowl-collar.
The front piece is one long piece that is wider in the bottom front (with two seams, the side-seams), wraps around the neck to make the collar and is tucked underneath itself and attached to the sideseam again in the front, to form the front cowl. Comprehensible? Just to make it a bit more complicated (who doesn’t love a challenge?) I cut the material mirrored compared to the pictures in the book. Aaah!
It’s actually a bit difficult to even put the dress on now that it’s finished, it looks like nothing when not worn, and comes to life when you wear it. I like that about draped clothes, they need a body in them to look good, it’s a bit like everyday magic!
I like it a lot, and will probably wear it quite often.
The last picture is from the book (drape drape 2).
Read more about it in my blog
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