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« on: February 09, 2009 01:17:59 PM »

I loooove the "knoted" look in clothing... but for the life of me can't figure out how to actually execute it! Can someone explain to me how to make that "knot" right there in the middle?? Either through words, tutorial, or video??

I have a dressform in my size so I usually do draping to create my pieces... I'm a very visual person, and I'm stumped as to the SHAPES that are needed to create this look.  Huh . Maybe I should just go buy a pattern with that specific design element in it and only use that piece??

Here's a picture of what I mean:

(at http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v432/gits_r_us/jhuddaily/234.jpg if the picture doesn't show)

Any suggestions??

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009 04:21:36 PM »

This page http://fittingtips.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/weekend-sewing/
has some pics which should shed some light on the shape of the pattern pieces. You'll probably want to add fullness to the design to get the drapey look of jh's dress.
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009 05:47:53 PM »

This page http://fittingtips.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/weekend-sewing/
has some pics which should shed some light on the shape of the pattern pieces. You'll probably want to add fullness to the design to get the drapey look of jh's dress.

HMMMMMMMMMMM... *Seems* easy enough. I must try this. Do you think this will work with (non-stretchy) charmeuse???

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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009 07:13:15 PM »

It's way easier than it looks, I did this in Draping class, take the fabric and twist it twice in the middle (left over right and repeat, the right hand side should stay static so maybe get a friend to hold it for you)
then drape the creases as and where you want them.

Does this make sense? if I remember rightly you'll have to drape the whole front bodice piece (i.e. not just one side)
It's called a Butterfly twist in case you wanted to Google it for more info.
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I think the dress is so lovely - and really flattering on a curvy figure.  I'm going to have to try this someday... especially if there is someone watching over me who really knows what they are doing Cheesy  So thanks, all, for the tips!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009 12:12:36 PM »

oh amber!!! I am beth, the one who wants you to make me a dress, and i still hvent gotten back to you with my measurments.....  Sad
i am so sorry i take forever---i STILL want the dress tho-and i am sending you the measurments tonight, and i want to go ahead and pay you extra since i suck and took forever to get the measurments to you!!!!!!!!

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