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Plaid Bias Dress

Added May 20, 2013

by kess

South, Israel






This dress was copied inspired by a dress worn by Sarai of Collete patterns. I was immediately taken with the idea of cutting the bodice of the dress on the bias and the bottom on the straight grain.
Bias garments are rarely found in stores these days because they use up much more fabric than sewing on the grain. (I don’t even want to talk about stripe matching, which I have done i the skirt, that is rarely done in RTW clothing. It makes me want to puke). When I saw Sarai’s dress I knew I HAD to recreate the bias effect on the top and contrast it with a “on the grain” skirt. I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, the plaid is much more prominent in real life.
For more info on cutting fabrics on the bias, a mini discussion about why I prefer sewn garments to store bought and more photos check out my blog




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    May 20, 2013, 11.51 PMby spulford

    I was totally smitten with Sarai’s bias-top dress too, and I think your version is awesome. It looks great, and fits perfectly. I hope to try an interpretation of my own at some point.

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    May 20, 2013, 09.57 PMby Helguchi

    Wow! It looks great. Nice dress. The bias/straight grain cuts give a modern touch to the dress. I love your idea. I should try it at some point.

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    May 20, 2013, 08.52 PMby Mary Athey

    its a lovely dress made with lovely fabric. your blogs really interesting as well x

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