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Hard Times

Added Feb 9, 2012

by kanamithedre...

Murfreesboro, Te...






This is a panel dress with a built-up neckline I made for my Draping 2 final project. We had to submit 5 sketches, and the teacher picked the easiest one for me to do _. Oh well, it meant I had more time to work on other sewing projects at the same time.

I used a Project Runway fabric for the front and back and used black twill on the sides, which creates a slim figure. It is based off the Fall 2013/2014 trend Hard Times. Though I had never draped these techniques previously, it was extraordinarily easy. I personally don’t find it a fitting challenge for a senior, but at least it looks nice. Sometimes even the simplest silhouettes can be high-class and sell well, so I guess I can’t complain.

Though one complaint I had with the PR fabric was that the pattern (which has lines that need to match) was printed off grain! D:

Material Notes

zipper, two fabrics, interfacing




Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Rock

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    Feb 10, 2012, 01.52 AMby sallybear85

    I love the neckline! I can’t wait to be skilled enough to attempt things like this! So jealous!

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      Feb 10, 2012, 02.42 AMby kanamithedreamer

      Thank you! It wasn’t very hard to drape, so I’m sure you can do it :)

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    Feb 9, 2012, 06.51 PMby patti-r

    You did a great job, love the dress design and the side panels. Your right Classic designs are timeless!!

    Regarding the fabric, it is from JoAnn Fabric right? My daughter bought this online and mailed it to me, was off grain I had to cut pattern slightly off grain to make it look even and match the plaid, also had to eliminate and ease a few darts. Grrrrr!!

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      Feb 9, 2012, 08.28 PMby kanamithedreamer

      Thank you for saying that :). And yes, I got that fabric from JoAnn. I was going to buy more to make a similar dress for myself, but when I realized the printing error I decided against it.

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