Thursday, January 26, 2017

Drafting a dress - 3

What lovely comments on my posts on drafting. Based on your comments I will try to give more details on drafting the funnel neckline in another post (if I can do that without infringing copyright) and will show you how I use my sloper to check a pattern. There were other questions and I'll answer these in another post. Never feel that you might not have enough experience to comment or apologise for being late with a comment. No need!! I love to read them all. 

Today two pictures of my progress. The front now stays in place, so the change worked. 

Aweful selfie photos in a mirror, you'll get the idea. The pleats are only provisionally pinned and I will change them a bit before closing the seam. Just wanted to know if I was on the right track. 

On the inside I used silk organza on the bias cut triangle at the waist to stabilize and used a little bit at the right front to eliminate bulk for the zipper in the side seam.


  1. I am looking forward to it all. particularly the sloper business. I have one for pants that I can draft from but would like to learn how it can influence a real pattern.

  2. You really are moving along. I too am enjoying the process. Looking good.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading and learning more as I struggle moving from sloper to real garment. Your dress is looking good.

  4. The neck looks great! the bust area also looks good but I still think the waist area is a bit bulky. Is it becaouse of the fabric? Stabilazing with a silk organza is a great idea. Your tailoring knowladge is uncomparable, I learn from each post:)

  5. I love reading your blog posts, Sigrid. Esp the drafting posts. I don't post much because you are way too advanced from my current level and me posting here seemed pretentious. But I realize that I still show my appreciation for your posts no matter what level I am.

    The dress is beautiful. I'd love to read more on the neck hugging funnel neckline as well.


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