Every week new fans turn up to comment and solve our #PatternPuzzle and this week was no exception. Steph Go was in early with a comprehensive answer revealing the main parts of the pattern piece. Then Julie and Lynn turned up a little later to finish off the puzzle.
This elegant evening dress is a little daring, showing lots of leg and décolletage. It will always look good in soft drapey fabrics such as silk crepe, lightweight stable knits, silk and polyester chiffon's. With a little experimentation I think it could be cut in either knit or woven fabrics. The style relies very heavily on the fit on the high hip where the twist is formed. This feature holds the entire dress together.
If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio.
Here I am starting with a woven kimono block with a minimum of 4cm garment ease on the hip and 6cm garment ease on the bust.