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Nofuelleft
« on: July 12, 2014 04:25:48 PM »

I cant figure out how to make the top part of this dress:

It is somehow knoted, but i cant figure out how its done .
I have the dress right next to me , turned it every way possible and still dont see it .

i suspect it is somehow done like in this tut : http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/dress-with-knot-front-032012/instructions/1

But in the dress i wanna make there is no seam in the middle .
I'm not seeing something and i just cant figure it out ..... Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014 05:05:43 PM »

How to explain this without pictures?
Ok, if you pattern draft (I am assuming you do) you would draft the pattern for this on tissue with the appropriate details for inserting the darts into the front fold portion and also the extra fabric needed for that twist. Cut the tissue down center front, invert one side (turn it upside down, both pieces with the right side facing up but one shoulder up, one down) and tape back together at centre seam. When cutting you will cut 2, sew neckline and arm holes, then you'll have to figure out how to sew the bottom part of the bodice to the front skirt and hide the bit where the twist is.
I really hope that made some sense to you. You'd sew side seams last and that would just go as any other dress once you'd gotten that twisted bit attached.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2014 05:23:26 PM »

Makes total sense!
I got it!

Thank you, you explained it very well!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2014 05:45:55 PM »

Oh, I am So glad! Sympatico Smiley. Sometimes people just speak your language, lol.
Please post pictures if you get this constructed, it's sure to be pretty. I was thinking about what sorts of patterns would work and had the idea that vertical stripes would end up in a "V" or bow shape across the bust. Could be fun.
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2014 05:54:04 PM »

Yes ,stripes would work great i agree.
Should have bought that striped fabric that was on sale today......damm.....

I'm just gonna make the first one in a black with white stars kind of jersey.
But i have a feeling i'm gonna be making a few off these.
It's just a really easy dress to wear and dress up or down as needed.


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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2014 07:03:58 PM »

I'm sure you know this but for anybody else reading, the jersey will fit very differently from woven fabric. Jersey is pretty forgiving, lol. You'll have to be more precise with fit using a non-stretchy fabric.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2014 07:15:33 PM »

Oh yes.....
Keeping it nice easy and quick this time Grin

Its summer , we need to wear dresses, not slave over them Wink

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2014 07:43:55 PM »

I bought 2 dresses at the second hand shop today to alter, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm in the middle of a move, lol. I will remind myself I should enjoy the sewing I do and not make it a panic attack of "where the heck did I pack ____?!"
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2014 01:49:17 PM »

I bought 2 dresses at the second hand shop today to alter, I don't know what I was thinking. I'm in the middle of a move, lol. I will remind myself I should enjoy the sewing I do and not make it a panic attack of "where the heck did I pack ____?!"

Thats nothing....
I bought a new dress yesterday morning ....
By yesterday evening i was so anoyed with the way it fit i just took it apart and made it again lol.
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2014 02:43:09 PM »

Oh my! Shocked
I tend to binge craft. I let it build up until it is unruly then I attack it and do not stop until it's all done. It is exhausting either way and not as enjoyable as it should be, I'm trying to amend my habits :/.
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