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Dress from body sloper + necklines + ski

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Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines taught by Suzy Furrer

Beautiful necklines and finishing details are marks of an excellent patternmaker. Learn to draft an array of flattering necklines and finishing flourishes.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Heavy structured furniture wool fabric for shell, rayon lining. Bias binding for hemming.

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What are you most proud of? That I actually managed to make it in time, and more or less managed to get the design that I wanted.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It was rather hard to work with the thick wool. The pressing was difficult, and really important in order to get a nice finish. Probably spent twice the amount of time pressing compared to sewing!

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Gorgeous dress. Great construction.

09/25/2014 Flag

It is lovely.

09/27/2014 Flag

Thank you very much for the nice comments! :-)

11/01/2014 Flag

You have made a very elegant dress

02/24/2015 Flag

You've done a beautiful job. I'm getting ready to make a similar dress. For the skirt, I see you did a box pleat. How many inches did you add at the waist to make the box pleat, and did you increase it even more at the hem? (as an A line would). If so, how much? I love how you've sewn around the box pleat to draw attention to it too! one more thing, did you make the front into a princess line and keep the back as darts? It looks that way. I'm a new sewer so my questions may seem obvious but I really think this dress is so flattering!!

02/29/2016 Flag

Hi, thank you for your nice words. For the box pleat I added a total of 16 cm to each box pleat. I kept the same width all over (as I had problems understanding how to increase without sewing a separate triangular piece in). Yes, front is princess seam, kept the back darts as you correctly observe. Good luck with your dress! If doing it again I would move the waist higher up, and add more flare to the skirt :)

03/03/2016 Flag