Two Dresses

Stash attack made slower progress this week.

The wrap dress in the black heart print got made up. The bust darting has been converted to pleats from the waistline, (there’s a waist seam) and the skirt is flared. It buttons across at the waist and has a sash.

Wrap Dress in Hearts Fabric

Wrap Dress in Hearts Fabric

The armholes and neckline are faced.  I used a gape resistance dodge of cutting the wrap facing on straight grain instead of on the same grain as the bodice. This can sometimes help to pull the neckline in tighter, though its technically ‘wrong’.

The second dress is for a different daughter,  made from a khaki cotton. I have only basic measurements for this pattern, there’s an element of guesswork about the fit. There could be a Mark 2. The shirtdress has the sleeves constructed shirt style (that is with a lower, flatter armhole). There’s a yoke, buttoned shoulder tabs, buttoned tabs pulling the sleeves up, visible front buttons to just above waistline, and concealed buttons below the waistline. The hemline is shaped, shirt-tail style. I made this in a khaki cotton, the buttons are a grey metal. Apologies for the poor pressing, rushing to the post.

Khaki Shirtdress

Khaki Shirtdress



About jay

I design and draft patterns
This entry was posted in Designed by me, Pattern Making and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Two Dresses

  1. Fabrickated says:

    Two great garments there, and such a useful tip on those pesky wrap dress facings.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s