This project all started with the drape. I had a lot of fun making it regardless of the fact that the end result was not 100% my style. There are a lot of process shots for this project so please enjoy.
After the parts were draped I made sure to mark them really well so I wouldn't miss anything when I got to the patterning portion. Here comes the Pattern Drafting!
Next it was time to get down to cutting and sewing.
My favorite part of this dress is the plackit and small Peter Pan collar. While I may not repeat this dress again verbatim, the collar action with definitely be happening again.
Now for the end product.
As a sewcialist I like to think of all my projects as an opportunity for learning and growth. I definitely learned and grew with this project. Things I learned:
- I am starting to really enjoy draping and I will need to do more of it.
- Gathers at least along the bustline are a little doubty on me and should not be repeated.
- Working in fabric other than 100% cotton is a fun challenge but if I decide to do it again I will drape in something with a similar weight.