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Trafalgar Dress

Added Oct 21, 2013

by Manic Pop

Chicago, Illinoi...






This one was a fun one!

I’m starting to experiment with new techniques and this was the first one I created using a technique developed by Japanese designer Shingo Sato called Transformational Reconstruction. BurdaStyle also did a webinar on this technique a few months ago and due to being busy with my collection, I just now got around to trying it out.

I drafted all the patterns for this and will be doing a tutorial on my blog about the making of this dress within the week!

The stripes actually go around the bodice (note the no side seam on the right side of the garment here!) and follow all the way to the back zip.

This technique has quite literally changed my design life!

See more photos on my blog, Manic Pop

Material Notes

Leftover fabrics in my stash




Garment Type
Mod, Vintage

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    Dec 4, 2013, 09.26 PMby literature31

    this in one amazing dress, that speaks volumes of your creative talent! congratulations

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    Oct 23, 2013, 12.45 PMby pampula

    I love your dress, its so fresh and fun, I want to eat it!

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    Oct 21, 2013, 01.20 PMby sewing fanatic

    i agree that looks like lots of fun this number! x

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    Oct 21, 2013, 11.26 AMby liaifen

    Ohhh… I love this! I also downloaded the Sato tutorial, but I’m not an advanced sewer and it intimidated me a little. This inspires me to give it a go, even if just to better understand cool design + construction techniques :)

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    Oct 21, 2013, 09.00 AMby sarahsdaughter

    I do like the style of your dress :))

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    Oct 21, 2013, 08.09 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    How cool! You did a smashing job! :)

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    Oct 21, 2013, 05.26 AMby Mary Athey

    Wow what a strikimg dress!! It really is a kmock out!! I look forward to your tutorial x

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