Jelly Drape Drape 2 dress

Added Jan 5, 2011

by jorth

Melbourne, Austr...

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Dress #2 from Japanese sewing book Drape Drape 2. I used 1.5m of a stretch viscose knit called “Jelly Orbit” from Tessuti Fabrics

Truly, it is amazing that I haven’t had a photo taken of this dress before now because I wear it all the blooming time! It’s so comfy, but I always feel quite snazzy and dressed up in it. Can’t really ask too much more from a summer frock!

As for making it up, it was a cinch. I was a wee bit nervous beforehand, as the book and all the instructions are in Japanese, but the step-by-step diagrams were so clear and obvious that I had no trouble at all. If you can sew, you can definitely make up a Japanese pattern. I think this dress took me all of, say, two hours. Not too shabby!

You can check it out more on my blog, Jorth!

Material Notes

1.5m of “Jelly Orbit” – a viscose blend jersey

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

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

Credits

Drape Drape 2

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    Feb 16, 2011, 03.13 AMby AndreaHrönn

    Any tips on how to create the pattern from scratch w/o the book?

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    Jan 12, 2011, 12.08 PMby sweetcooke

    Cute! I can’t buy the book just yet…but I am trying to make one similar based on your photo. Will post pics!

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    Jan 10, 2011, 04.05 PMby mamamodista

    IN A WORD, FANTASTIC!!!!

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    Jan 7, 2011, 03.22 PMby carlanicole

    I’m drooling over that dress. Excellent job! And u look super gorgeous in it!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 08.13 PMby dilshadburman

    This is beautiful!! Any chance you would be willing to put up instructions??

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    Jan 6, 2011, 04.52 PMby GabrielleDanielle

    Great job, I want that book, haha!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 12.22 PMby msbritten

    oh that looks great – must get that book!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 12.08 AMby madebymeg

    the more i see from this book the more i want to make!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 11.44 PMby prairieponygirl

    This is such an amazing dress! You did an incredible job. <3

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    Jan 5, 2011, 09.47 PMby iroiro

    LOVE. You have convinced me, this book must be mine. .

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    Jan 5, 2011, 09.31 PMby Testosterone

    YOU are stylin’ and profilin’! VERY SWANKY!

    Mee thinkz you’re workin’ that dress overtime, everytime. Mercy on your menfolk!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 09.33 PMby jorth

      That would have to be my FAVOURITE COMMENT EVER!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 09.00 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Just received the book yesterday and this dress is going to be my first attempt (; thanks for the inspiration

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.41 PMby janette benjamin-potts

    love this dress, gorgeous colour too!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.38 PMby Dibaj

    Excues me Is there a sewing in edgewise? this is sweet :)
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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.33 PMby ashchaser

    I have been aching to get my hands on this book and am so delighted that you posted your sweet dress! I must learn more!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.05 PMby funnymuffin

    So cute! How did you finish the arm/neck holes?

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      Jan 5, 2011, 08.48 PMby jorth

      Thanks, Funnymuffin!

      To finish the neck and arms, I made a binding tape, which was a long piece folded in half horizontally. I sewed this on to the front of the neck/arm edge with raw edges together.

      I then overlocked the raw edges, then flipped the binding up, and top stitched the overlocked edge on the wrong side so it would sit in place.

      Hope that helps! xo Jorth

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.01 PMby laken

    I so love this! It looks amazing on you! Keep up the amazing work!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.52 PMby Elizabeth Parham

    Gorgeous Dress !! If it was in Purple, you could call it jelly-grape-drape !

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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.41 PMby assets

    I want one 2 !!! Looks good

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    Jan 5, 2011, 07.00 PMby Olivia Anne

    wowwwwww I want one

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    Jan 5, 2011, 04.43 PMby littleweasel

    Very cute! I would wear it all the time too :)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 04.32 PMby miledo

    LOVE this !!!!!!! VEry very very cute ((,

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.35 PMby lilyrandom

    This is so simple yet so cute. Amazing fabric too (the colour). Love it so much I looked up that book and am buying it when I get home!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.06 PMby Laura Jane

    i want one!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 03.05 PMby lizah

    so cute! I think I need that book!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 02.42 PMby aniomatronika

    I love shape of it!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 12.10 PMby nishavinod2009

    love it! n just 1.5 m-wow!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 10.34 AMby oceanstar

    love it! especially the colour. looks great on u! :)

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    Jan 5, 2011, 09.34 AMby loyl8

    fabulous!!! I love this dress. I think I might buy this book is it in english?

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      Jan 5, 2011, 09.50 AMby jorth

      Nope, just Japanese at the moment, but it’s really not too hard to deciper the patterns as there are step by step diagrams. This dress was a cinch!

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      Jan 6, 2011, 08.22 AMby loyl8

      thanks i’ll have to give it a try and buy the book on next payday :) keep up the fun and fantastic work

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    Jan 5, 2011, 08.27 AMby zeegang

    OK. thanks. sounds great.

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