27 May 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Draped Wrap Dress

Here is the solution and details behind the Saturday morning Pattern Puzzle.

This is a sleeveless summer frock with a ruched wrap and full skirt.  The pattern has been developed on my fitted dress block that is available as a PDF download on the website.  Womens Fitted Block Sizes 6-16

These are the pattern pieces (not including the bind patterns we would need for the armhole an neckline).  All the front bodice darting has been transferred into the ruching on the left side seam of the wrap.  The front underwrap still has the darting in the basic positions - this will barely show in this design, but will hold the front of the dress in shape.  Both the front and back skirt areas have been increased to achieve a full skirt (50's style).

This image represents the layplan if this dress were cut on a stripe (warp) fabric.

This images represents the layplan if we decided to cut this dress on a border print.  In this case the grain line will go across (weft) the fabric, selvedge to selvedge.

Any questions?  Let me know.


  1. Hello, I would like to sew this dress... But where can I find the real pattern (at the good scale and size) ? Thanks !

    1. Hi there, thanks for dropping by. This blog post is for pattern making instructions only. I will be putting several of these patterns for online sale very soon. If you subscribe to the website you'll be the first to hear. :) http://www.studiofaro.com/contact - link for subscription.