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« on: January 22, 2012 09:14:17 AM »

How would I construct a dress like this:

Here is what I know so far:
The "base" is a tulip jacket or dress with an overlapping side.
The material looks like a knit because in some spots they left it "raw".


I would be very grateful to receive some feedback.

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012 08:43:05 PM »

I think you're on the right track.

The material looks like a heavy wool knit to me.  

I'd start with a similar shaped pattern, maybe this Vouge 1239

I'd trace the front panel and then cut out the fan shapes.  Add a 1/4 to each side for the seam allowance.  Stitch them all together with the seams right side out.  It looks like they just trimmed the edges...no hemming at all.  So it'd be pretty easy to just cut the hem in the shape you want. Same with cutting off the sleeves.  

I think you'll need a pretty heavy knit with lots of body to make this work.  If you can't find the right material you could underline a lighter material with interfacing.  I'd use a good quality mid weight fusible interfacing (black if you're making the dress in red).  I'd fuse the interfacing the the entire material before you cut out the pattern.  Then cut and sew as normal.  I can't quite tell from the pics but this might have been done on this jacket.  Looking closely you can see some black along the exposed seams.  Could be interfacing or could just be the back of the material is darker.  
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012 07:07:22 AM »

The fabric might also be heavy wool felt. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012 03:48:26 PM »

The fabric looks like a stretch woven rather than a knit to me - as it is keeping alot of its shape. Its hard to tell without actually feeling it though. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012 07:34:43 AM »

The fabric looks like a stretch woven rather than a knit to me - as it is keeping alot of its shape. Its hard to tell without actually feeling it though. Wink

That's a good idea. I plan on making this dress for the autumn/winter so I will have plenty of time to make the pattern and make mocks. And of course, I will be most happy to post my progress.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012 08:02:08 PM »

Looks like felted wool with some sort of black backing or fusing on it. Though if you're using felted wool you shouldn't need to fuse it.

I wouldn't use a knit as they stretch too much out of shape. Some sort of woven wool or wool-type fabric would be best.
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