This lovely dress is the finished product of a project I started in my draping class last semester. I really enjoyed experimenting with this “twist” technique. I think its such a great way to add movement and depth to a garment.
It was also my first time working with crepe de chine – which I absolutely love, it feels like butter! A little tricky to work with though, I think next time I might try using a stabilizer. Don’t you just love that color!?!
The brown panel on the bottom wasn’t originally in the plan – but I made a mad dash to the fabric store when I realized my dress was a bit too short. I actually really like the way it looks and how it ties in with the collar, pulling the whole look together.
The leather for the peter pan collar I got from scraps my cousin gave me from some pants she cut into shorts. I’ve been dying to use it and thought this project would be perfect.
I ended up sewing this straight from the drape, which means I don’t have a pattern for it. I’m quite sad about this because the dress turned out so cute and I’d love to try it out again in different colors and possibly a different fabric. The Gentleman’s suggestion was floral print with a denim collar – how cute would that be!
Anyhow, I hope you like it as much as I do. Not only is it comfy, but I like the way it seems a little vintage & mod.
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