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kailali
« on: September 19, 2012 08:14:45 AM »

I want to make something similar to this dress.

http://d2nt81a2hdnvuf.cloudfront.net/upimg/jenjenhouse/o400/d6/2e/f895cc329746575bdb862432bda9d62e.jpg

I understand the process for all of the draping, but the technique for the cascading ruffle is eluding me. I'm sure it's simple, but I am not able to recreate it as beautifully as it is shown. Can anyone offer advice on how to achieve the look and the flow of the cascading fabric on the front of the dress?

Thank you!
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katyisthebest
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013 05:31:20 AM »

Hi Kailali,

I haven't personally tried this technique but I have some notes on a circular skirt with a cascade ruffle from a course that I did at the London College of Fashion. It basically says that you need the cascade part to be on the bias and have a rounded edge. Having a rolled hem might also help the edge to curve round too. Here is a link to the main diagram from my notes:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/dwe2r4dlqz5gheu/Photo%20Feb%2022%2C%2013%2026%2057.jpg

I hope this helps!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013 05:32:46 PM »

Here are directions for patterning a skirt with cascading ruffle:  http://www.pattern-making.com/draft-sarong-skirt-sascade/

To get the mass of fabric drapes and cascade you'll need to draft in a lot of extra fabric.  I'd definitely play around with a lot of mock-ups, but this instruction should give you the basic idea of where to start.  To me, it looks like an enormous amount of fabric pulled up into the drapes, and the drapes form on both sides, not just to the one side as in the above instructions, so I would mirror the pattern, with curves on both sides forming the bias katy mentions.
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AlenaSelene
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2013 10:54:00 AM »

I want to make something similar to this dress.

http://d2nt81a2hdnvuf.cloudfront.net/upimg/jenjenhouse/o400/d6/2e/f895cc329746575bdb862432bda9d62e.jpg

I understand the process for all of the draping, but the technique for the cascading ruffle is eluding me. I'm sure it's simple, but I am not able to recreate it as beautifully as it is shown. Can anyone offer advice on how to achieve the look and the flow of the cascading fabric on the front of the dress?

Thank you!


The cascading ruffle is actually the hem of the dress pulled up and draped gracefully. The skirt is cut on the bias, that's what makes the beautiful drape. The skirt itself is probably a circle or circle and a half.
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