Pattern Magic Knot Bow Dress

Added Jul 26, 2012

by vchan38

London, United K...

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I attended a three evenings class on Pattern Magic at Morley College two weeks ago and learnt to draft a basic block using the Japanese Bunka method and made a few patterns following the book’s diagrams and with tutor’s help. The result – this A-line dress with a bow under the bust. The skirt also has an inverted pleat which plays up the contrast between the ‘gathering’ at the bust and the flare skirt. I used a cheap poplin with slight crosswise stretch to made the dress. You can see more about the making of the dress on my blog:

Pattern Magic Bow Dress

Material Notes

charcoal colour cotton poplin with stretch, invisible zipper, self fabric bias tape for binding neckline and armhole.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic
Material
Cotton

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    Aug 6, 2012, 11.42 PMby rudegal

    very pretty!

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    Jul 30, 2012, 06.55 PMby Auriane

    You made a beautiful dress !

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      Jul 30, 2012, 09.25 PMby vchan38

      Thank you so much!

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    Jul 28, 2012, 01.19 PMby libra-s

    This is such a sweet dress!

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      Jul 29, 2012, 04.12 PMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    Jul 28, 2012, 07.22 AMby frkbustad

    Amazing! I’ve found pattern magic a bit intriguing, but this little black number with the bow is just great!

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      Jul 29, 2012, 04.15 PMby vchan38

      Thanks! It took me a while to pick up the courage to make a garment from the book!

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    Jul 28, 2012, 05.49 AMby lennert

    Nice job!

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      Jul 29, 2012, 04.16 PMby vchan38

      Thank you!

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    Jul 28, 2012, 12.34 AMby thewallinna

    Fantastic dress! It suits you so well! :)

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      Jul 29, 2012, 04.16 PMby vchan38

      Thanks so much!

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    Jul 27, 2012, 01.55 PMby Saeriu

    Love it! It’s so cute and it looks really comfortable! :)

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      Jul 27, 2012, 02.05 PMby vchan38

      it’s indeed very comfortable. I think this could be a great maternity dress!

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    Jul 27, 2012, 12.49 PMby naama

    Super cute! The color is pretty and the pattern is great (:

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      Jul 27, 2012, 02.06 PMby vchan38

      thank you and thanks to the book!

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    Jul 27, 2012, 11.47 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    ive made two now with a larger bow. i quite like this bow! one of mine was too big and stiff considering the fabric i used which was very annoying

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      Jul 27, 2012, 02.07 PMby vchan38

      yes i love your pokamon dress! so clever! and true a softer fabric would make tying the bow easier!

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      Jul 28, 2012, 01.38 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      I think you’ve inspired me to make another one today __

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    Jul 27, 2012, 08.54 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and it’s super cute.on you x

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      Jul 27, 2012, 02.08 PMby vchan38

      thank you!

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