I have wanted to get this dress made for some time. It's just simple rectangular shapes with drawstrings to give it shape. I'm calling it
All Tied Up In A "T"
The dress is a simple "T" shape with 3 rows of casings for the drawstrings.
A close up of the midriff area.
Without the drawstrings for shape, the dress looks like this. Okay for a nightgown, but nothing you would want to wear on the street
1. Hip measurement, add 2" for ease
2. length of arm from neck to wrist
3. desired length of dress. This would work well as a tunic, so you might want to go with a shorter style.
Remember, the gathering of the drawstrings will bring the length up, so you will need to add to your length measurement, I suggest at least 3". You can always cut off any extra.
To draft the pattern, begin by drawing a line the length of your arm. Determine how wide you would like your sleeve to be and draw a vertical line down from the desired sleeve length line. Notice that my sleeve is not a very full sleeve.
Determine the length of the dress and mark this on your paper. Divide your hip measurement plus ease by 4. Draw a vertical line up from the hemline 1/4th of your hip measurement with ease added.
Once cut, sew the shoulder seams and the side seams. Try the dress on and mark where you would like for the first casing to be placed under the bust. Cut strips for the casing and sew to the dress. Once you have sewn in the under bust casing, try the dress on once again and determine the waistline casing and the hip casing.
I need to have a Friday fashion show as there are a number of pieces that I've made and I've only shown them to you on my little friend. I'll do that soon.
Hope your last day of the week is off to a good start!