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Plum Drapes (Drape Drape Dress No5)

Added Mar 6, 2010

by ginasophia

New York, New Yo...






This is a dress I made with many complications and hassles. That accounts for why it took me so long and why I dragged my feet.
I decided to use a stretch material for this Drape Drape pattern (no5) but with the machine I am using it was a terrible idea. I ended up having to sew every pleat and seam with tracing paper backing, and go over every seam twice. I plan on reinforcing the waistband with my serger once I return to the States.

All in all it is a very pretty dress, it moves well (sorry most of my back shots are moving!)

I altered the pattern a little to make it less revealing, good for stretch, and easier to assemble.

blogged here with more detail!

Material Notes

Viscose (Never again!)



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Garment Type
Business, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Mar 7, 2010, 01.21 AMby classicaljunk

    your toil was well worth it – the dress looks so effortlessly simple and elegant. you look great in it too ;)

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    Mar 6, 2010, 10.12 PMby pixelink

    glad to hear your battled on as the result is wonderful and the colour looks brilliant on you, another winner!

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    Mar 6, 2010, 08.15 PMby Nuria Razetdinova

    Супер….ты молодец!!! Мне очень нравится!!!

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    Mar 6, 2010, 07.43 PMby ichigogirl

    It’s very, very pretty! I was intending to have a go at this dress too, but I have no idea when I will have the time. I love the colour you chose, and the struggle making it really doesn’t show, it looks all professional…

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      Mar 6, 2010, 07.59 PMby ginasophia

      Although the viscose was hell to work with, it seems to be very forgiving in all of my errors! Good luck with yours, it is actually a very easy pattern and should come together quickly (providing wise choices!!)

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    Mar 6, 2010, 06.36 PMby emilyhale

    Love this colour, very pretty dress.

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      Mar 6, 2010, 07.57 PMby ginasophia

      Thanks, the color definitely got me through the sewing, I am in love with it! But I fear it is more of a fall color and I won’t be able to wear it till then.

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