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Scallop Pocket Dress

Added Sep 25, 2013

by Manic Pop

Chicago, Illinoi...






The last dress of my 5-garment dress collection, designed entirely and made from May to September this year. What a summer it was!

This dress is only the first go-around of sewing it and I have some minor adjustments to make, as always. In lieu of making a muslin, I usually just jump right into my fashion fabric unless I’m working with something really expensive. These were errant yardages I had in my stash along with some new trim I bought for no reason before deciding to use it on the dress.

First thing’s first: the single side dart really bothers me. The looseness in the top can be attributed to that because there is only fitting going on in the side bust area. For a more fitted garment, you MUST use either combo bust and waist darts or use a princess seam of some sort. Why? Because it pulls the garment in much closer in two areas versus one.

If you’re using a side dart in pattern making, make sure your garment hangs loosely from bust down. This would work on a trapeze-shape dress with the same type of yoke or a top too.

Overall, I’m really proud of finishing an entire collection!




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    Jan 9, 2014, 01.42 PMby kelerabeus

    I’m in love with this dress!

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    Sep 29, 2013, 03.35 PMby Yuki M

    Nice colour combo and scallop detail ! reminds me Valentino dress.

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    Sep 26, 2013, 07.50 PMby celloraisen

    Love the scalloping! I too am often guilty of “skipping” the muslin step. LOL! Sometimes I manage to screw up even when I do have a well-fitted muslin! Oh well, I just buy a little more fabric than the pattern calls for.

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    Sep 26, 2013, 02.30 AMby kisses

    Very interesting…like the colour combo

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    Sep 25, 2013, 08.54 PMby papermothballvintage

    Absolutely adorable and vintage! One of my favorites!

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    Sep 25, 2013, 03.53 PMby rachp

    I love your use of colour and detail

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    Sep 25, 2013, 10.42 AMby groovymama


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    Sep 25, 2013, 07.17 AMby liliv-1

    It’s really great! All the details are nice together!

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    Sep 25, 2013, 06.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very impressive! Great job – I like it very much! :)

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    Sep 25, 2013, 05.16 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely dress, the scalloping is fab and the colours work so well to.gether x

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