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Draping Guess

Added Jun 5, 2011

by junespoon

Belfast, United ...






So everyone seems to be doing the cool draping stuff from the japanese books and i thought i’d have a go….although not having the book, i had to kindof make it up based on a couple of those i saw on Burdastyle.

This one is based on Dress #2 from the Drape Drape 2 book. I’ve seen quite a few people have made it but Burdastyle member Jorth helpfully held it out flat in her blog pics of the finished dress so i could work out how it was made! So, thanks for that!

I’m loving the big pocket that results and can’t help walking about with my hand in it. It looks seriously weird when you cut out the pattern – this big poke out the side! I got this fabric on sale and so used it even though it is only 1-way stretch jersey. It means that it feels a little odd because the grain is a bit off.

Material Notes

jersey (go for 2-way stretch if you can)




Garment Type


Jorth Jelly Drape Drape 2

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    Jul 4, 2011, 08.41 AMby marymoff

    Dude, could you possibly take a pic with it flat? Unfortunately, my boob-region is not quite as lovely and full as yours, so I don’t really know how much allowance I should leave for myself when I do this (tomorrow-omg-this-is-so-darn-cute!), and I’d love a visual, as it’s just two easy pieces.

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      Jul 4, 2011, 01.58 PMby junespoon

      i just got a strappy top that i had and used it as the pattern for that part. The whole pattern is basically a strappy top, lengthened a bit and then with the big triangle out the side. See member jorth, i think she has a pic of the flat dress. and cheers for the comment – good luck!

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    Jun 6, 2011, 02.10 PMby onehundredsocks

    Yay for mustard! Love the shape, those drape drape books are definitely on my wish list too. Urbandon has also experimented with them if you want to see more.

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    Jun 6, 2011, 01.05 AMby seasidelaundry

    Not certain if everyone could pull this off, but it works GREAT on you! Brave to attempt-agree with impression on first look at pattern. Summer time to a tee!

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      Jun 6, 2011, 08.23 AMby junespoon

      “to a tee” – lol!! Thanks for the cool comment!

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    Jun 5, 2011, 10.06 PMby violetsky

    Oh wow I love this, the colour just makes me want to smile, and I love your scarf. Well done doing this without the book.

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      Jun 6, 2011, 08.26 AMby junespoon

      Thanks! The scarf yarn is made from recycled indian silk saris – someone was giving away a skein of it for free on freecycle website – best internet find ever!!!

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