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Jelly Drape Drape 2 dress

Added Jan 5, 2011

by jorth

Melbourne, Austr...




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Dress #2 from Japanese sewing book Drape Drape 2. I used 1.5m of a stretch viscose knit called “Jelly Orbit” from Tessuti Fabrics

Truly, it is amazing that I haven’t had a photo taken of this dress before now because I wear it all the blooming time! It’s so comfy, but I always feel quite snazzy and dressed up in it. Can’t really ask too much more from a summer frock!

As for making it up, it was a cinch. I was a wee bit nervous beforehand, as the book and all the instructions are in Japanese, but the step-by-step diagrams were so clear and obvious that I had no trouble at all. If you can sew, you can definitely make up a Japanese pattern. I think this dress took me all of, say, two hours. Not too shabby!

You can check it out more on my blog, Jorth!

Material Notes

1.5m of “Jelly Orbit” – a viscose blend jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey


Drape Drape 2

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    Jan 5, 2011, 06.16 AMby zeegang

    Two hours and only 1.5m?!? Really looks like a lot more work…… does the book come with the patterns or do you have to draft them yourself.

    Love the colour too! I was in tessuti the other day picking out a crepe de chine, oh the colour choices!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 06.24 AMby jorth

      Hi Zeegang,

      The book comes with the pattern, however you need to trace them out. Don’t forget your seam allowances!

      As for the amount of work, all there is to do is one side seam, a smaller side seam, then finishing the neck, arm and hem edges. Easy!

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    Jan 5, 2011, 05.42 AMby lulls

    That’s really cute! I’ve been looking for a dress like this. Definitely going on my to do list :D

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    Jan 5, 2011, 04.54 AMby cambra

    I’ve been wanting to get one of those Japanese pattern books, but a lot of the stuff is so cute on shorter people and I’m tall so I’m scared! but this is really cute and looks way comfy.

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      Jan 5, 2011, 04.57 AMby jorth

      Hi Cambra!

      I’m 1.7m tall, and often wear that dress with heels, and it works (heheh, methinks so anyway!)

      It wouldn’t be at all hard to lengthen. And yes, it is WAAAAAY comfy!

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