A journal of my sewing and knitting adventures in which I try to make something a "little different" by using unusual patterns and materials.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Thanks so much for all the comments and suggestions that I've gotten in my attempt to knock off this design:
I've incorporated many of your suggestions into this next muslin attempt. I changed the grain lines (green arrows) and "slash-and-spread" lines (pink lines) so they were going the same way that the drapes I want go in the design.
Although I really like the resulting dress and will wear it a lot it still doesn't have the long diagonal draping in the blue middle piece that I want. My method of adding draping with "Slash-and-Spread" does not seem to be working.
I am now re-thinking the entire cut of the Blue piece. Instead of being curved to fit I am going to try making it a long straight piece (beneathe the neck and sleeve cutout) and sewing it to the curved pieces on each side.
Do you think that will work? Please continue to give me any suggestions you might have.