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Princess Line Dress

Added Sep 27, 2009

by Lee Avant

Brooklyn, New Yo...






This was my final project for draping class this past semester at FIT. A sheath dress with a princess line silhouette. This is the first garment that I’ve ever created a pattern for through draping on a dress form. It wasn’t made to fit me, but I managed to squeeze into it. I can’t lift my arms though.

Material Notes

2 1/2 yards of cotton fabric, zipper, hook & eye, purchased belt




Garment Type
Business, Classic

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    Mar 27, 2010, 12.58 AMby la-perfectionista

    Gorgeous dress, with great choice colours!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 04.48 AMby skaette

    I love love love this dress and you rock it so well.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 07.31 AMby josebgr

    very nice dress. I wish to learn how to sew princess line because I never get the bust seams good enough. How did you manage to prepare the pattern?

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      Jan 3, 2010, 01.23 PMby Lee Avant

      I created the pattern through draping muslin on the dress form. The front of the dress has 3 panels, each draped individually, and the back of the dress has 4 panels. After the pattern was completed in muslin I cut it out in fabric. It was my first draping class, so it certainly isn´t perfect but I´m proud of it. There are some good books out there on draping, give it try!

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    Sep 30, 2009, 01.55 PMby nerissas

    Honestly couldn’t even tell that the dress was not your size! Your creation is gorgeous and so are you! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sep 30, 2009, 06.12 AMby benew

    somethings are just too good.

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    Sep 30, 2009, 12.41 AMby icyoume

    I love the look. It reminds me of a dress I am currently working on.

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    Sep 29, 2009, 07.14 PMby skwarynia

    You look great in it, suits you:) Should make another one for your size and wear it often!!!:)

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    Sep 28, 2009, 04.00 PMby gtangel

    this is cool! so neat!

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    Sep 28, 2009, 09.21 AMby aussierapunzel

    Love it! Very sassy.

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    Sep 28, 2009, 07.35 AMby capraia

    Great, high impact simplicity!

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    Sep 28, 2009, 06.01 AMby buzzybee

    It looks great!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 05.10 PMby susanne2011

    Really beautiful, looks good on you!

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    Sep 27, 2009, 03.21 PMby littlecottondresses

    Love the vertical color block and the styling too!

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