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Twist Drape Dress

Added Jan 17, 2011

by Josephine De...

London, United K...




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A flat pattern cut bodice from a fitted bodice block, I manipulated the darts into curved seams and added a twisted yoke at the top, with a freeform draped skirt.

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By Josephine Demontis at Etsy

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    Aug 18, 2014, 05.21 PMby sunnyd

    Beautiful Twisty dress. Excellent!

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    Nov 29, 2011, 09.43 PMby daicrinne

    Great shaping!

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    Mar 7, 2011, 06.23 AMby urbandon

    Stunning. Simply wonderful! Pretty much love everything about it.

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    Feb 24, 2011, 08.49 PMby annaelisabeth

    i’m speechless! seeing this dress at the end of a hard-work-day really made my day! what a gorgeous dress! wish i could do something like this from a flat bodice. u should upload an instruction on how to do this.

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    Jan 20, 2011, 04.07 PMby dabura

    gorgeous dress. looks great on you. well done.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 06.56 PMby oinochoe

    Absolutely unique, I wish you more time to create more artwork like this!

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      Jan 19, 2011, 08.57 PMby Josephine Demontis

      I have one precious week and a half off work from Friday & I aim to get designing and making…I hope the inspiration comes fast!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 02.00 PMby magdamagda

    harmony and surprise! at their best!

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    Jan 19, 2011, 01.28 PMby amandainorange

    Too beautiful! absolutely amazed

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    Jan 19, 2011, 12.46 PMby carolabrauns

    Wonderful job – an amazing dress.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 10.51 AMby luxihere

    Amazing! Your explanation makes it look simple. Will definitely give it a try.

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    Jan 19, 2011, 08.38 AMby michelle ><><><

    VERY NICE!No words can express! <><

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    Jan 18, 2011, 10.00 PMby apieceofcloth

    You are very talented. I like the shapes you have been posting. Keep it up, I like to look at nice interesting clothing. I want to wear this.

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    Jan 18, 2011, 09.27 PMby lillybeeandpaul

    this is brilliant,!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 06.29 PMby frkbustad

    What a stunning dress! It’s architectural and sculptural, a masterpiece!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 03.43 PMby nettevivante

    wow, I just love this one! and your hair fits the dress perfectly.

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    Jan 18, 2011, 08.18 AMby koobakii

    Your work is fascinating, I’m curious about draping and have the Helen Armstrong Patternmaking book which has a sub section on draping – it all appears to be difficult – but from your description it sounds so possible, absolutely stunning work

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      Jan 18, 2011, 09.13 AMby Josephine Demontis

      I have one book and cant’t understand it, believe me I have many failiure in between the successes, sometimes it’s the ones you think are looking a mess that are the ones that with a bit of work shine, I need some new creations as I’ve been lucky with these but I’d love to be making some new designs.
      I work Mon-Fri (non fashion) & need more time to do it all properly…it’s a bit of a catch 22!

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    Jan 18, 2011, 01.02 AMby imogens

    Amazing! And your hair is a perfect match :)

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    Jan 18, 2011, 12.57 AMby smallone

    best Burda style dress posted – ever! :) – Love this!!!!

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      Jan 18, 2011, 09.25 PMby Daniel Parker

      I second this! beautiful job

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    Jan 17, 2011, 09.33 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Wow, this is AWESOME! :O

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    Jan 17, 2011, 09.21 PMby ichigogirl

    Beautiful. I’m eagerly waiting for Pattern Magi vol 3… can’t wait! Might have to have a look through vol 1 and 2 after looking at your designs, inpiring!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 08.39 PMby lizah

    wow, I love everything you make! you’re really talented.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.57 PMby ect77

    I’ve just had a quick look of someone else’s copy of Pattern Magic and got a hint of twist and drape. This is really lovely.

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      Jan 17, 2011, 09.13 PMby Josephine Demontis

      Hi, yeah I have the 2nd edition I think, lovely books but I haven’t had the time to try anything from it yet, my bodice was just a close fitting bodice block that I cut about..moved darts etc & then added an extra border piece in the middle for more drama.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.47 PMby bekaem

    Cool. All of your stuff is definitely really cool. Really awsome shapes.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 05.53 PMby carottesauvage

    Waow I love this dress ! Marvellous!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 05.42 PMby marloncosta

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I checked your Etsy store and I was amazed by all your beautiful creations! Superb!!!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 04.39 PMby libra-s

    Pretty! I specially love the bodice!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 04.05 PMby henniem

    Absolutely stunning..i love draping and reading my Madame Gres book at the mo for inspiration for my next project and this dress is by far up there with her pieces :)

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