02 December 2013

Pattern Puzzle - Dior Draped Skirt

This treasure was discovered in the archives the The Metropolitan Museum along with thousands of other beautiful pieces.  Much to my surprise I discovered that it is a fairly recent design by John Galliano for The House of Dior in 1998.

For this puzzle the focus is on the skirt and not the tailored halter neck top.  The combination of the well organised waterfall drape at the back of the skirt and the cowl drape in the front of the skirt was fascinating to me.  


You'll find all the pattern making detail on the website blog.

24 comments:

  1. This is awesome. My first visit to your blog. There is so much creativity out here about patternmaking.

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  2. Thanks Diya. :) Love your blog - do you ever make your own patterns?

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  3. HI...! Excuse me but I can not understand how the second picture should be applied to the skirt ... thanks for the reply ...

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    1. Hi. Not sure what you mean? The second picture is the pattern shape for the skirt from the puzzle. Maybe you could send more detail about your question? Thx

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  4. Hi! I'm not really sure how to make this skirt? could you do a more thorough step by step? that would be amazing!

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    1. Hi There. Thanks for coming by the blog. At the moment I am making detailed pattern and sewing instructions for a few of the very popular posts. When they are ready I will release them through the blog and website.

      So if you follow here or subscribe to the website you will be the first to hear. Fortunately this skirt style is high on the popular list and will definitely get a detailed make over soon. :)

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    2. Wow thanks! At my high school's annual fashion show a couple of students made these skirts (exactly looking like the original!) (probably by using this pattern) and I was very impressed! I will happily wait :) thank you so much! Will it be coming very soon or in a few months?

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    3. More like the next few months. There are so many popular posts to add detail too. Luckily this one is close to the top of the list.
      That's amazing about the school fashion show. :) Do you think they would let me have some photos. They'd be great for our Facebook page.

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    4. ill try and find some! If I find any photos I will let you know

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  5. Hi! I finally, after searching forever, found photos! Here is the entire album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vancouverschoolboard/sets/72157644567584592/ but pictures 26 to 28 are of the dior skirts :) you can also see some other creations!

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    1. Thanks so much for the link. I think they have made a wonderful job of the skirts. And i love the fact they happily wore the skirt back the front and it looked great. I would like to share these four photos on Facebook. Who should I contact at the school to get permission?

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    2. In fact your school friends have inspired me to make on of these skirts now. Thx :)

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    3. i would be glad to see your final creation as well! :) I'm not sure who you could contact, but here is the official twitter https://twitter.com/HamberFashion/media and there is a link to the facebook page at the left, so you could probably ask there :) if you find the time to photograph the process that would be amazing! thanks!

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    4. Yes, i found the Facebook page yesterday and sent a request. Fingers crossed they let me use the images. Thanks so much for letting me know that my blog reaches high school students. :)

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  6. Thank you for this link! I'm glad I saw these pictures; the back of this skort should be quite a bit longer to my taste.

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    1. Hi Anne-Marieke, thanks for dropping by. I agree about the length at the back - a little revealing. Looks good when they flip it around to the front. :)

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  7. merci comment je doit maboner dant ceblog

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    1. Hi Souf, thanks for dropping by. :) You can 'Follow by Email' in the side bar or you can 'Join this site'. Just below the twitter gadget. Ask again if this is not clear. :)
      Salut Souf, merci pour laisser tomber par. :) Vous pouvez 'Suivez par e-mail »dans la barre latérale ou vous pouvez« Rejoindre ce site. Juste au-dessous du gadget twitter. Demandez à nouveau si cela est clair. :)

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    2. Also my new blog here: http://www.studiofaro.com/well-suited

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    3. J'ai fait cet ensemble pour mon mariage ...

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    4. That's fantastic! Is it possible to see a photo? You can post it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/studiofaromakers/

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  8. This draped skirt looks nice and ideal to wear. Big thanks for sharing.

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