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« on: January 10, 2008 05:47:49 PM »

Here is a wrap dress Tutorial I promised. The link to the dress I made for a swap:
I made the one in the tutorial over the course of a couple days but could easily be put together in a few hours. This one I messed up a little, but the only problem is the bodice back pieces. I cut them too short. Whoops! Cheesy Use your actual bust and waist measure adding no ease.
You can make the back with nice effects, like shells, zig zags, things like that. But if at any time you have questions let me know.
But I fixed the pattern pieces accordingly. You can use this pattern as a basis for any design. (By doing as I did you can create a jumper type bodice, by using your chest measure as well as the bust measure.) For the straps: I would suggest making them about 20" long and altering to your size as I had to also play around until I got them just right.

The pattern pieces are as follows:

Page 1:

Page 2:

Page 3:

Sewing together:
Place the two bodice pieces ( front facing and two back pieces) rt. sides together.
sandwiching the ties and straps between the layers. Sew 5/8. Trim corners and turn
rt. sides out. Now the straps and ties are between two layers
creating a nice clean edge. Press.
 Now line up the skirt to the bodice piece. Sew 5/8.

Now it is ready to wear.

I hope everything is easy to follow, if you have a problem PM or post here and I'll answer all questions.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2008 06:15:54 PM by bluwave06 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 08:01:19 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! Can't wait to use it. One question, on the pattern, what is 'b' for?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008 08:48:17 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial! Can't wait to use it. One question, on the pattern, what is 'b' for?

B is what the length from the waist up to the bust is. It is the total length of the bodice back side seam a=2" + what ever b is. ( Line ab should equal your underrm to waist measure) Hope you can understand what I explained, I'm not that great with explaining.

I would love to see how yours turned out. Mine turned out ok, but I cut the bodice back side seam too short (ended up like a jumper style top) and I also added ease to my bust and waist measurements. Don't add ease to these measures it will end up being too big.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2008 08:49:47 PM by bluwave06 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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