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Dress based on a landscape

Added Dec 31, 2013

by krice

Ski, Norway




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School project based on a line traced from an Earth from above photo.
More about the project here
Finished project blogged here

Material Notes

Poly-wool blend




Garment Type

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    Jan 3, 2014, 07.07 PMby Manic Pop

    This is really great! Did you use basically the Shingo Sato technique? I tested it out on a dress a while back, but one or two of my pieces could have had a better grainline alignment as I didn’t like how a part of it bunched on my dress.

    I love your color usage on this dress!

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      Jan 4, 2014, 08.51 AMby krice

      Thank you, that’s so kind! And I have to confess that the colours were a bit random, as we got the fabrics for this project from our teachers. I decided to go for as many different colours as I could (and I obviously decided the placement of each fabric) within the pattern I made just to see the effect. Glad you liked it :)

      If by Shingo Sato Technique, you mean draping the basic pattern on a dress form, marking lines and cutting out my pattern, then no. Some of the people in my class attempted this, though I only worked on a quarter-size pattern to see where I should put my lines, then drafted the pattern by altering my basic pattern as described in my answer to caymango’s question below.
      Let me know if you have further questions!

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    Jan 2, 2014, 04.43 AMby caymango

    Thanks for the explanation (for some reason I couldn’t reply to your comment directly) – it made a lot of sense, thanks for taking the time to respond!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 10.44 AMby krice

      Of course! I’m happy it made sense to you too :)

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    Jan 2, 2014, 12.25 AMby MojoHollz

    This is really quite something! I can only imagine the amount of hard work that went into this dress. Fabulous job!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 10.42 AMby krice

      Thank you! Making the pattern was the hardest bit, sewing it together wasn’t really that much work in the end.

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    Jan 1, 2014, 09.23 PMby Denise Wild

    This dress is so stylish and unique! Great job!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 10.41 AMby krice

      Thank you, that is so kind of you!

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    Jan 1, 2014, 09.04 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Kjempeinteressant prosjekt! – og resultatet – heilt Fantastisk! Godt nytt år! :)

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      Jan 1, 2014, 04.09 PMby krice

      Takk for gode ord, Ellen! Godt nyttår til deg også :)

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    Dec 31, 2013, 09.27 PMby schnui

    Wonderful! You are so creative and this dress is beautifully sewn as well.

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      Dec 31, 2013, 09.29 PMby krice

      Thank you! It’s really made my day to read all these nice comments :)

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    Dec 31, 2013, 03.37 PMby martinK

    This is an amazing work!!! absolute great!!!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 09.28 PMby krice

      Thank you, that’s so nice of you!

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.30 PMby caymango

    This was a really interesting project (I read your blog entry), and I think you did a marvellous job! Can I ask how you accommodated the darts (I am pretty new to pattern drafting/design)?

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      Dec 31, 2013, 09.27 PMby krice

      Thank you so much!
      I’ll try to explain, although I’m a newbie to this too!

      The front curves I made so that they passed through all six points on a front bodice (bust points, waist points and the points below the waist). If I remember correctly, the curve to the right (in the picture) passes through the right bust and waist points, the middle curve passes through the left bust and waist points and the right below-waist point, and the left curve passes through the left below-waist point.
      In the back I moved the outer darts to the side seam and tilted the middle darts a bit so the panels move through shoulder and middle darts.
      I started out doing this on a quarter size pattern, which I first cut out and taped together into a dress, then I just had to draw the lines I wanted. When I altered the full-size pattern, I just cut and taped together the parts I needed as I went along the dress.

      Hope this was clarifying, otherwise you just have to ask again :) Maybe I should do a follow-up post on this sometime in 2014. Happy new year!

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.06 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a lovely dress, well done , year x

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      Dec 31, 2013, 02.16 PMby krice

      Thank you so much, Mary! Happy new year!

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