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Topic: I draped a knit dress - with moderate success  (Read 1076 times)
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« on: November 24, 2010 03:09:28 PM »

There was only 1 5/8 of a yard of this material left on the bolt, but I knew I wanted to make a wrap dress out of it.  I draped a mock up of the crossover of the top of the dress using some ugly double knit I had lying around (it was good to finally put it to use) and realized I didn't have enough material, so I decided to go with a faux wrap.  I kind of pinned it to my dressform and cut out the rough shape I wanted.  Then I serged it together, pulled it on myself checked the fit, made alterations, repeat.  When I was happy with the top I cut it apart and used the pieces at a pattern on the good material.  I just fudged the skirt part.

So, things to know: don't just randomly raise the neckline (I was trying to make it work appropriate) on a cross over top without rechecking the fit.  It does strange things.  Also, I probably should have thought about trying to line up the side seams of the skirt with the side seams of the top.  Luckily, the fabric is busy enough to hide many issues.  Next time, right?

I will say that I wore the dress to church the day I finished it and while walking up to the altar I felt a very small hand on my butt.  I turned around to see a little boy being hauled backwards by his very sheepish looking mother.  He looked up and me and stated "I like your dress."



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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010 04:57:40 PM »

Yes! Score!  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010 11:14:38 AM »

haha Cheesy  Well, I'm glad he approved! Cute dress, I <3 wrap around!

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