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Double drape top and matching skirt

Added Aug 20, 2013

by A Challengin...

Connecticut, Con...






This started as Vogues 1310 basic top and kind of ended up as this…..I actually really love the way it looks and am pleased that its so versatile….

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Material Notes

Silk charmeuse ombre and soutache lace.




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    Aug 20, 2013, 08.35 PMby papermothballvintage

    Really cool affect! The back is amazing.

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    Aug 20, 2013, 07.27 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous outfit, i love the ombre fabric and the lace is to die for gorgeous. i love what you’ve done with both pieces and the flowery dress on your blogs beautiful as well. i see you use marfy patterns? i bought one , the one shoulder drape dress, its stunning but so far i hav’nt used it. any tips would be much appreciated x

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      Aug 20, 2013, 01.28 PMby A Challenging Sew

      Thanks! what is the Marfy number for the dress? I will take a look when I get home and let you know! they are really logical once you start working on them but I know they are confusing when you first open them :-)

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      Aug 20, 2013, 02.53 PMby Mary Athey

      thanks, its 3127, i’m sure i read that they’re good to use once you know what you’re doing x

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      Aug 21, 2013, 01.49 PMby A Challenging Sew

      That is such a nice dress! it should be fairly straightforward. Normally they send the right side of each pattern piece but this has a full front and it seems full skirt piece. The only problem I see with this is getting those pleats to fan as they should. Definitely worth trying on a similar fabric to what you eventually choose. Add chunky seam allowances to the main pieces and mark everything exactly. Their drafting is incredible and meant to line perfectly, they don’t seem to make mistakes and of course pin it all to a dress form first to get a idea in your mind of where it should end up. You will find lots and lots of notations to help with that. Email me direct you get stuck! :-)

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      Aug 21, 2013, 02.21 PMby Mary Athey

      thank you so much for that advice. i have a nice fabric i’m going to use for the first attempt. it it works i’ll be happy but uf not i’ll just try again, i have plenty of fabric that i like ok but not love. i"ve made quite a few one shoulder dresses but none like this one x

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    Aug 20, 2013, 04.46 AMby MojoHollz

    Wow that is really lovely! It looks like the fabric has an ombre effect which just adds to the elegance of the outfit. Well done!

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