Sunday, July 7, 2013

Draping on my new dress form

I spent the long weekend draping on my new dress form - it is a HUGE help.

 I've started in on a dress in fashion fabric and am running a bit short so may need to get creative.  The fabric is a beautiful red lightweight, drapeable cotton I bought from Britex about 4 years ago.

I'm lining the bodice with another batiste weight cotton so I was able to transfer all of the markings to the liner and not the fashion fabric. The fashion fabric is so lightweight I thought marks would show through.  I ironed the two layers together and then thread traced all the seams. 

Everything I've done so far is pinned to the dress form.

Also - I stored my pattern pieces (self drafted) by rolling them up and placing them in a toilet paper roll with a drawing of the design taped on the outside.  Clever if I do say so myself. : >

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