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drape drape vol. 2, no.6, drape dress

Added Sep 4, 2010

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






Now, this dress was quite a nightmare to sew!

There are only three pattern-pieces, and it looks simple enough, but I actually had to wear it to be able to figure out how to sew the draped cowl-collar.

The front piece is one long piece that is wider in the bottom front (with two seams, the side-seams), wraps around the neck to make the collar and is tucked underneath itself and attached to the sideseam again in the front, to form the front cowl. Comprehensible? Just to make it a bit more complicated (who doesn’t love a challenge?) I cut the material mirrored compared to the pictures in the book. Aaah!

It’s actually a bit difficult to even put the dress on now that it’s finished, it looks like nothing when not worn, and comes to life when you wear it. I like that about draped clothes, they need a body in them to look good, it’s a bit like everyday magic!

I like it a lot, and will probably wear it quite often.

The last picture is from the book (drape drape 2).

Read more about it in my blog

Material Notes

Drapey viscose/lycra jersey




Garment Type

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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.37 PMby urbandon

    Looks great! Glad you worked it out! I was like “what the hell” trying to put that center neck piece in. Tears and tantrums. Looks superb in that fabric and on you.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 01.51 PMby ichigogirl

      Thank you! Yeah, this one is a bit of a brain-teaser… but such a nice feeling when it’s conquered, stitched and finished!

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    Jan 31, 2011, 06.50 PMby lovelypolly

    where did you buy the book?? p.s. of course the dress is great…

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      Mar 9, 2011, 09.29 AMby ichigogirl

      I think I bought it on Etsy! Anyway, I know it’s there, and it’s the best place to buy Japanese books in my experience.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.13 PMby macgirlver

    i really like the drapey style with the horizontal stripes, i think that was a really rad choice.

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    Sep 7, 2010, 10.28 AMby fairytale-thirteen


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    Sep 7, 2010, 12.46 AMby cantare

    These just keep getting better! This is so great, I may have to try the pattern too.

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    Sep 6, 2010, 10.08 PMby ghainskom

    Lovely! Although a bit on the short side for me. I still need to get those books… If you can read/write a bit of French, you should have a look and post here Your garments are inspiring!

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      Sep 7, 2010, 08.07 AMby ichigogirl

      Thank you!
      Mmm… I stalk the Japan Couture Addicts! I do speak and read French, but I simply cannot write it. It’s such a shame, I’v been considering joining them, but I’m seriously handicapped languagewise there. I might make an effort though, it would probably improve my written french (although I would seem like a total moron with all the mistakes I’m bound to make!).

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      Sep 7, 2010, 10.35 AMby ghainskom

      You wouldn’t be the only non-French or non French-speaking (or in your case non French-writting, though it sounds weird lol) one there. And they really welcome everyone (I even spotted the slapdash sewist there) so I’d say go ahead anyway!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 09.47 PMby sandrasews

    This is great, I think it’s my favourite from your drape series.

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    Sep 6, 2010, 07.54 PMby emlj

    LOVE IT!! Oh this one is just fantastic, very impressive you got it all in right places, i would have been in a bundle on the floor somewhere doing that :-)

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      Sep 6, 2010, 08.07 PMby ichigogirl

      Hehe, I was in a bundle on the floor! I gave that up though since it only made me more and more confused…

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    Sep 6, 2010, 05.38 PMby kelepso

    Beautiful job!

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    Sep 6, 2010, 03.07 PMby hstorm799

    LOVE this one!

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