07 April 2014

Pattern Puzzle - The Wrap Drape Dress

This weeks #PatternPuzzle was a tough one!  When you look at the weird pattern shape we posted on Saturday, you are looking at the most complex pattern piece in the style.  In this weeks puzzle, in addition to the side seam drape, it's all about understanding the construction of the front wrap and how that relates to the CF seam.  It is a mock wrap in that it is secured at the side seams to create a more reliable shape.


All the pattern making instructions have been moved to the website blog here. :)







We love to hear from you so please leave you pattern making questions in the comments section below.
Enjoy  :)


9 comments:

  1. Looks more difficult than the twist skirt at first glance...but is it?

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    1. Yes, very similar to the double twist skirt I demonstrated. The big difference is understanding the first large tuck covers the bottom of the CF to waist seam. Also important that under wrap is sewn into the right side seam. :)

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  2. This is great! I have been trying to puzzle out similar style for a while, thanks so much for posting! The pattern is much clearer in my mind, now.

    Would this be possible in stretch lace/jersey? And would the grainlines still apply? I am new to stretch but am interested in giving this a shot.

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    1. Hi Abigael, thanks for dropping by. Most definitely suited to two-way stretch jersey (i.e. incl. some lycra, spandex or elastane). Lace I am not so familiar with but I would treat it the same as the jersey and add a lining. Hope this helps and I would love to see your dress when it's finished. :)

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    2. Just found your blog and followed. Great work with the costumes and I am always partial to a bit of plaid. ;)

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    3. Thanks! I am working on the dress this weekend, so I will try to get it up on one of my blogs when I have put it together. May have a couple more questions for you once I have tried to assemble it! I really appreciate all the information you provide here, these pattern puzzles give me a lot of ideas for adding interest to my designs.

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    4. I’ll be around most of the weekend and I check the blog comments every morning. I will keep an eye out for your queries. :)

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  3. I love this dress pattern. Is it available to download, sorry I just stumbled across your site, so not sure how you work. Is there a tutorial to go with it?

    Thanks
    Lyn

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    1. Hi Lyn, thanks for dropping by the blog. My blog posts are pattern making instructions only at this stage. I'm working on some of the #PatternPuzzles at the moment and have two very likely candidates for turning into patterns that I will sell through my website. I have moved this blog to my website so if you drop over and subscribe you will be the first to hear when blocks or patterns are uploaded to the site. http://www.studiofaro.com/well-suited

      It's all an extension of the work I do here in my Sydney studio where I teach pattern making and make patterns for the local industry. You'll find some worksheets on the website that are my first foray into getting my teaching online. http://www.studiofaro.com/pattern-making-worksheets

      It's all very new to me this online world, so it's all a work-in-progress.

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