Jersey Cowl Dress

Added Aug 16, 2013

by b-ella

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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Description

I love this fabric: it’s extremely soft and cozy. But I don’t love the way the dress itself fits and I think part of the problem is the fabric. It clings and drapes in the wrong way. Initially, the dress was a little looser, but I found it unflattering, so I made it a bit smaller. I find that the neck and the various gathers slump and drape in awkward ways when I move around. Perhaps the pattern would be better with a slightly stiffer fabric, perhaps some sort of wool blend. I also don’t think the cowl needs to be quite so loose, and if I were to make the dress again, I would take away a couple of the gathers. It seems to me like there are a few too many.

Material Notes

Heavy cotton jersey.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Wool

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    Aug 17, 2013, 01.20 PMby Deanna31

    I think perhaps if you want it to have more drape; leave it looser and add a tight lining, then sew the outer and inner garments together on the side seams- then you’ll still have the shape and get the drape ;)

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