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Drape Drape 1-dress 3

Added May 29, 2011

by nikkishell

Melbourne, Austr...






One pattern piece cut on the fold, using up only half of my remnant (approximately 1.1m), a few hours of sewing last Wednesday night and i was wearing my new dress to work the next day. I did sew one side of the invisible zipper back to front (duh) and spent the best part of 40 minutes unpicking the bitch stretch stitch before sewing it in the correct way only to discover the zip gave the dress a Dino spine! Another problem arose while reaching up rrrrrrrrip! On both sides! sigh. Obviously a few adjustments were needed, first i cut out the zipper and sewed up the seam. It pulls on over my head so why it calls for a zip is any ones guess. To fix the ripped armhole i used scraps of the wool jersey to create a binding. I did need to make the armhole bigger due to the rip but it worked out ok.

Pattern: Drape Drape book 1-dress 3
Fabric: 1.2m Wool jersey remnant from Tessuti
Alterations: Needed no zip, armholes needed binding to strengthen, lengthened by and inch and a half.
Notes: Easy. One pattern piece, uses up a small amount of fabric, sews up quickly and fits well. Other than the alterations made to strengthen and omit the unnecessary this dress fit me perfectly as it is.

This is my ‘go to’ little black dress this winter. A great pattern, simple style, comfortable. Love it.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Feb 12, 2013, 06.36 PMby Lizpowen

    Sorry – just read the title of the post – Draper drape!!!! D’oh!

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    Feb 12, 2013, 06.35 PMby Lizpowen

    Book 1 – dress 3 – what book is it please – its a lovely dress.

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    Jun 8, 2012, 10.35 PMby Tai B

    awesome job! I just bought the English version of this book. It’s nice to see how other people projects turn out. I’m very excited to try this one!

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    Jun 7, 2011, 04.29 AMby olystyrene

    Fantastic! I love this project! isn’t it just so satisfying when you can push a small amount of fabric to its limits and still create something very unique and stylish?

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    May 30, 2011, 07.07 PMby tejka

    i have to try this too:D looks great.

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    May 30, 2011, 06.02 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely lovely dress! this looks so great on you and was worth every effort!

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    May 29, 2011, 07.21 PMby janul

    wow, that seems like a lot of throuble during the sewing! but the result is beautiful, and I like that you used so small amount of fabric.

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    May 29, 2011, 04.01 PMby libra-s

    So stylish!!! Great job! I want one like it :)

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    May 29, 2011, 02.59 PMby Jodi Wade

    I like the shoulder detail a lot.

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    May 29, 2011, 02.26 PMby sewingfan1

    Looks great, really stylish. Well done for not giving up when it wasn’t working right (and when it ripped!) and finding ways to fix it, was well worth the effort.

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