This weeks #PatternPuzzle was about targeting another of my favourite Erte designs and bringing this inspiration up-to-date. As it turns out this is a truly challenging style. I know I made at least two mistakes in putting these pattern making instructions together. So please forgive any other errors you may find. And because of it's complexity, I imagine I would have to produce at least 2-3 toiles/muslins to really get the design and fit to work well before attempting in final cloth.
It is the simplest of shapes and elegant to boot, the Triangle Drape Dress #PatternPuzzle was solved in an instant by our resident pattern champ Mioara. You may remember her recent contribution to our weekly fun - a very clever #PatternPuzzle. Our choice this week was inspired by Meegan Williams sending us a link to her favourite dress. And she was right, it is not a complicated style. Made in a lightweight silk/rayon jersey knit, the kimono style drapes beautifully through the side seam area as it collapses over the hip and hugs the thighs. Keep Reading...
Every week new fans turn up to comment and solve my #PatternPuzzle and this week was no exception. Steph Go was in early with a comprehensive answer revealing the main parts of the pattern piece. Then Julie and Lynn turned up a little later to finish off the puzzle. This elegant evening dress is a little daring, showing lots of leg and decolletage. It will always look good in soft drapey fabrics such as silk crepe, lightweight stable knits, silk and polyester chiffon's. With a little experimentation I think it could be cut in either knit or woven fabrics. The style relies very heavily on the fit on the high hip where the twist is formed. This feature holds the entire dress in place. If you'd like to learn my method for creating Twist Drape Patterns I have a detailed worksheet for making Jersey Twist Patterns. For just a few dollars you'll get the same training you'd get if you came to the workshop in my studio. Keep Reading...
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The challenging patterns, the exciting new design trends and the impossible drapes; that's what I live for. Disclaimer: These new ideas are offered here for testing and are offered without guarantee. Allow yourself time and space to truly test and perfect the patterns for all your new ideas. And please don't give yourself a hard time if the first toile is less than perfect. It's simply part of a process. Enjoy :)
All images, designs, photos and layouts on this blog are created and owned by Anita McAdam© of Studio Faro. They are available FOR HOME AND PERSONAL USE ONLY. If you would like to use our content for teaching or commercial purposes please ask. I have some amazing resources for teachers and manufacturers. ;) email@example.com
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