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« on: May 26, 2008 12:46:58 AM »

Can anyone help me, I really want to make this dress, but have NO idea how I would go about making the drapey part =/








If anyone has any patterns/ideas that could help, that would be awesome.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2008 01:54:22 AM »

maybe cut a tube shape (like rectangle) twice the length you want, pick up a section (on the front and back) about 1/3 of the way down and sew it to the top of the tube/shape. then hem the bottom even.
i don't know if that made any sense, or it it'll work.  that's just my guess.

good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008 02:33:14 AM »

This is a cowl but is placed on the side of the dress rather than in front of the neck (where it's most common).

This is based on the bias-cut with the bias cross-over in the middle of the cowl (or the fold of the fabric) which is what gives it a nice drape.

It's best if you do this on a stand - just get some fabric that you want to use (or something similar) make sure it's perfectly on the bias and then pin with the drapes at the side of the thigh/leg (pin the fabric to the front and back of the hips of the dummy. Just move the pins, and play with the draping til you have the look that you want

It may take a bit of playing around with as this is advanced pattern making stuff.
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