08 December 2014

Pattern Puzzle - Vivienne Drape Dress

This blog post has been turned into a pattern making workshop 
#InAnAvo - The Vivienne Drape Dress.  Worksheet to follow! :)

It was another short race last Saturday as the first correct answer came in 7 minutes after posting.  #PatternPuzzle fans are proving to be fast and accurate leaving me with an enormous challenge to find yet more interesting ideas to unpack.  

This weeks design is a homage to one of my favourite designers, Vivienne Westwood.  The understated neckline drape and off centre skirt drape are characteristic of her wonderful draped dresses.





I hope you all enjoyed this weeks #PatternPuzzle.  Let me know if you have any questions, I am always happy to help.
Enjoy  :)

10 comments:

  1. Another neat one. Thank you. Would it be better to make the skirt lining out of the same pattern (with the drape) or would you use the underlying pattern with darts and no drape?

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    1. Thx PetitePear. :) I think I would go with a skirt lining that is the basic skirt shape with darts turned into tucks. However the first toile may change my ideas. It remains to be seen if the skirt hem needs a walking vent. I look forward to hearing about your project as you go along. :)

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  2. Gorgeous dress - but I would love to just do the skirt. A very nice alternative to a pencil skirt! Thanks, Sue

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    1. My pleasure Sue. Yes it would make a great skirt all on it's own. Thx for dropping by. :)

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  3. This is great dress. I think I will use the top part in one of the dresses.Thanks a lot for all these amazing patterns!

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    1. Hi Beata. Sounds fantastic. Feel free to ask questions - I'm happy to help. :) I think the bodice could take almost any skirt style you desired.

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  4. Lovely! Do you recommend a medium weight woven fabric? Like a nice suiting?

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    1. Hi Vinnie, thx for dropping by. Yes a summer suiting weight would be wonderful. If you live in colder climes than a medium weight would also work. :)

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  5. More westwood patterns ease, there's some brilliant dresses that would make awesome patterns!

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    1. Hi Rhys, thanks for dropping by. I love her style but some of the draped dresses are beyond my capability to unpack. They are just so complex. :)

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