Flowery Leopard/Leopardy Flower Dress

Added Jul 26, 2014

by saxsilverain

Espoo, Finland

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Description

i don’t usually wear beige, but this fabric is an exception. the base colour is beige, but since the print is pretty dominant, it doesn’t “feel” like beige. it has leopard skin print (ha! again, leopards!) that gradually evolves to flower print. thanks to those other colours in the print, i can actually wear this beige! i don’t know if you can see it from the pics, but one of the print colours is actually gold lam. gold leopard, imagine that!

i used Drape Drape 2 book’s pattern no. 2, called “one-piece side drape top”. even though the name is “top”, i actually wear it as a dress (i did not even alter the hemline, it is just this long… or i’m just that short). it’s asymmetrically shaped so that the drapes are only on the right side of the dress. and they weren’t kidding when they named the pattern “one-piece”, because the pattern actually is just one single piece, as in, there’s only one side seam (left side) in the whole dress. nifty, eh? so i completed this dress in about 2,5 hours. such a fun project for the summer, perfect for an impatient seamstress like me!

the only thing i altered was the fact that i added sleeves to this dress. the original pattern was sleeveless, so it was supposed to be a tank top. since i want to be able to wear this at work, i added small sleeves. worked like a charm!

Material Notes

about 1,3 m of viscose jersey (160 cm wide).

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Other
Material
Knits/Jersey

Credits

Drape Drape 2 book

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    Aug 2, 2014, 04.14 AMby nadia r

    like the look of this, great dress!

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      Aug 3, 2014, 03.58 PMby saxsilverain

      thanks! it’s one of my fave dresses for this summer ;)

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    Jul 28, 2014, 12.52 PMby kisses

    Nice fabric and dress. Like the drape and it suit you well

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    Jul 26, 2014, 11.42 PMby liliv-1

    I just love this fabric, all these colors look wondeful on the beige. The sleeves are adorable !

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.36 PMby saxsilverain

      that makes it an adorable & colourful leopard then! ;) thankies, again!

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    Jul 26, 2014, 08.32 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    What a Lovely dress Saxsilverain! I wish I had this pattern – Looks great on you and I love your fabric choice! :)

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      Jul 27, 2014, 08.34 PMby saxsilverain

      oh, Ellen, i think you’ll love this book! do search for it, i got mine from Bookdepository.co.uk, but i’m sure it’s also available in bookstores there where you live. :) they have patterns for jerseys/knit fabrics, just what you always like to use too! hope you will get the book, i’d love to see what you come up with!

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      Jul 31, 2014, 03.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I found it! Looks great! Thank yu ;-))

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