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knit dress with asymmetric neckline

Added Jan 9, 2010

by joclin

Sf Bay Area, Cal...






A warmer holiday party dress with a draped skirt and asymmetric neckline. And pockets.

Edit: for those interested, I drafted this from my personal sloper, taking the sleeves from a commercial knit dress pattern (since I never quite got those right). I then draped the skirt on my dress form. This being my first time really working with a knit, I ran into all sorts of issues where the waist was all droopy and in the wrong spot, requiring serious reworking of the pattern. More details on my blog

Material Notes

the fashion knit fabric you find in Jo-Anns




Garment Type

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.57 PMby angelical

    this is a very nice dress. It looks fashionable and comfy!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 08.12 PMby joclin

    Thanks! I actually drafted the majority and draped the rest of it, so no pattern available for those of you interested, unfortunately. Here’s a flickr photo of the original pieces .. be aware that it later required both reducing and raising the waist by a few inches with all the corresponding bodice and skirt adjustments.

    But, I imagine you could put it together with a combination of a tshirt pattern, a pleated skirt pattern, and some judicious experimentaiton.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 05.01 PMby Marija Cosic

    it is very good I like this!!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 04.46 PMby lenarrrd

    Love it!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 04.22 PMby lizah

    looks absolutely great!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 02.41 PMby sewenggirl88

    I agree! I’ve been trying to find patterns with pleated skirts like that

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    Jan 10, 2010, 11.15 AMby sianysiany

    Oooh I like this! Very nice! did you use a pattern? If not could you tell us how you did it?

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    Jan 10, 2010, 05.25 AMby kitzler

    This is a super dress!! The neckline is very original. Looks great with the tights and heels!

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    Jan 10, 2010, 04.51 AMby nettie

    This is great! I like the neckline, too.

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    Jan 10, 2010, 12.37 AMby reneebies

    super cool

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    Jan 9, 2010, 10.38 PMby ichigogirl

    Really nice, I really like the pleats and assymetric neckline…!

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    Jan 9, 2010, 08.43 PMby ellendevroe

    very nice! were did you find the pattern?

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