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« on: July 10, 2009 05:12:32 AM »

My prom is coming up in November.
I know it's a long way more.
But this thing is that I will be having my O level examinations,
then 3 days later, will be my prom.
Everyone's started buying their dresses.
But i wanted one of my own design.
I'm in to togas this year,
and i drew out a design.
The only problem i have is that i wont know how to draft it.

the supposed slit ended up lookin like the fabric is stuck between her butt
Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2009 11:37:33 AM »

I did you a doodle to help figure out how to draft that pattern. I changed your design a teensy bit though, to make it a little more flowy and simpler to draft and sew.

So the front and back can easily be one piece each with a side boob dart on the front to keep the top part form fitting but not boob squishing (half of front and half of back are labelled F and B and should be put on the fold on the [ side). The flouncy sash is just a very long rectangle. I'd say two or two and a half times as long as your waist.  The top drapery could probly be done as a trapezoid with the top being as wide around as the top of he dress and the bottom being one and a half or two times that long. The shoulder strap is the hard part. I think it should be two moon shapes sewn together with that extra little triangle sewn on last. You should definitely wear a pair of those greek/roman mid calf sandals with it.

also here's a very helpful book on pattern drafting I'm in love with:


It shows you how to draft darts and all kinds of groovy things.


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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009 02:45:31 AM »

You may want to use this dress as your base-pattern:


You can add the band at top and waist relatively easily, flare out the skirt, etc using teddybearbones' sketchwork as a guide. Here is an example of Kyla recently made by a craftster:


I never would have figured that the drape could be worn ON THE SHOULDER till I saw hers!

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