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drape drape vol 2, no7, tuck drape dress

Added Sep 5, 2010

by ichigogirl

Stockholm, Sweden






I can’t decide on my feelings about this dress. I really like the drapes on the skirt-bit, but it feels a bit like a pajama with the very wide top-part. That might very well have to do with my choice of material though, which was quite unvoluntary as I had failed to see that it requires a 165 cm’s wide fabric. The one I bought for it (a viscose jersey with thin stripes in two shades of red) was only 140cm’s wide.

This was the only material in big enough a piece I had at home.

Odd. When I look at the pictures I quite like that it’s black and white and not darker. I may have to wait a bit and actually wear it a few times before dying it!

More about it in my blog

Update: I’ve added a picture of the dress as it looks in the book. I forgot to mention that I omitted the slit openings in the sleeves. I thought it might be a bit too flirtatious for me to be able to wear it at work, and cold in winter…

Material Notes

Navy + white viscose/lycra jersey




Garment Type

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    Oct 24, 2011, 02.43 PMby patti-r

    WoW Awesome!!!

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    May 23, 2011, 08.03 PMby karinsi

    This is on top of my to-do-list from drape drape 2. Although, there’s so many great designs to choose from. Your’s looks great!

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    Apr 27, 2011, 12.43 PMby urbandon

    Great job on this Drape Drape dress. Love the fabric. Mmmm, wasn’t to sure about those arm slits either. Looks good without them- and a little more practical.

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      Apr 27, 2011, 01.54 PMby ichigogirl

      But really, really warm! You’re moving into winter though… might be suitable.
      The skirt-bit stretches a bit too much in mine, I’ll choose a material with better stretch the next time I make it, now I have to wash it after half a day of wear to keep it looking good.

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    Oct 19, 2010, 01.14 PMby elyzampa

    WoW! The draping on the skirt part is awesome! Really well done :)

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    Oct 1, 2010, 02.28 PMby natassja

    I’m mad about draped tops and dresses and this one is great! :) It fits you perfectly! And I reeealy like the stripes and the skirt part… I think it may lose its personality if you dye it :(

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    Sep 10, 2010, 12.33 AMby mischi

    love it! it’s gorgeous and the stripes + closed sleeves look great!

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    Sep 9, 2010, 12.51 AMby tangerinesamurai

    Love love love this dress! So cool in the stripes! I have the book on my shelf too but haven’t sewn anything from it yet….

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    Sep 6, 2010, 11.51 AMby sandrasews

    I love this dress! I can’t for the life of me work out how all the drapes work on the bottom part. I might just have to buy this book!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 11.28 PMby olla

    Realy love your dress. Good work

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    Sep 5, 2010, 10.44 PMby Rebecca Alleyne

    I LOVE THIS DRESS!!! I had to shout that out. This is really really really really cute and sexy and cute and I’m definitely making this, with a few alterations to the top – I love that the top is wide but I think it’s too wide for me (I’m too skinny to pull off that width)

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    Sep 5, 2010, 10.42 PMby assets

    I love this dress your looks better than in the picture, Well done… I going to invest in the book as a treat.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 08.05 PMby amyalberici

    I really like it

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    Sep 5, 2010, 06.11 PMby mwana

    Very cute dress… and the skirt-bit is really smart. I’m usually not so much into dresses but this one I will actually put on my list of things to sew. :) What book did you get this from exactly? I’m going to see if I can get it on Amazon.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 05.51 PMby kilah007

    What book is this from? I want to make one like right now :)

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    Sep 5, 2010, 04.52 PMby Anda Purina

    Wow, I might try this design! It looks so great, but I would do it with the slit openings in the sleeves!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 10.50 AMby kana

    oh, sigh sigh sigh…I love the book (bought it, of course, both of them!) and am in awe that you made it yourself… and it looks fantastic!! I’m having my mom make the skirt with big ruffles (I think at the very last page?) for my birthday but dare not try myself at the moment. As I look at the book, I kinda liked the slit in the sleeves, but in real life, maybe you are right about it.

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      Sep 5, 2010, 08.21 PMby ichigogirl

      Ooooh, I think you could have made it yourself! It’s not that hard at all, you only need to know how to gather, really, and since you read Japanese and can actually read the instructions, well… you should pull it off (it looks more advanced than it is) Maybe you can make a second one when you’ve got your birthday present to guide you :-)?
      Otherwise I recommend the shirt, no 4, as a first project. I love it, and it’s quick and easy.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 06.28 AMby nikkishell

    Looks great! Nice to see this made up. I’ve so far made 3 of dress No2 and 2 of top No4. I have the pattern traced and purchased the fabric for skirt No13 too.

    Slightly obsessed with this book right now!

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      Sep 5, 2010, 09.48 AMby ichigogirl

      Thanks! So am I! Can’t recommend it enough, especially for the petit due to the sizing….
      Have a nice UK-trip!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 06.20 AMby cantare

    The way the lines are directed in the back is awesome! The whole drapey-ness is very mod and fun to look at and wear.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 05.24 AMby lbeveryday

    Fear not, you should really rock this dress for the night!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.51 AMby tanitisis

    I love the skirt part and the back chevrons. The sleeves do feel a bit top-heavy, but it’s still gorgeous and fun! The more stuff I see out of the Drape Drape books the more tempted I become…

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      Sep 5, 2010, 09.53 AMby ichigogirl

      Yes… very much so! But according to my measurements I’m slightly bottom-heavy, so I actually prefer a bit of top-heavy-ness, though this takes a bit of getting used to :-).
      Get vol 2! It’s addictive! But beware that if you’re larger than a XS/S you have to grade up the patterns, not very hard with multi-size patterns though.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.46 AMby misskittym

    I love it! The stripes give it great direction and interest. Well done!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.25 AMby hstorm799

    The volume in the top looks good to me. I especially like (besides the skirt!) the chevrons made in the back seam. Cute use of stripes.

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    Sep 5, 2010, 01.09 AMby larasopija

    I think the dress is very cute…maybe with black leggings and the boots. Extremely cute!

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    Sep 5, 2010, 12.32 AMby tall-stylin

    This is cute… post again if you decide to dye it…..

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      Sep 5, 2010, 09.50 AMby ichigogirl

      Thanks! I will! Add new pictures at least… :-)

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