Jul 6, 2015

The knotted dress


It's been alsmost a year since I started working on a dress for a friend. To remind you, we worked on a very interesting pattern with a knot detail from Burda Style 12/2012 #112. We made a muslin last July and altered the pattern quite a lot in order to make it fit. The pattern is drafted for extremely tall women, so we needed to shorten it, which I described in this post.

I altered the pattern more afterwards, by adding few more pleats and removing some of the unflattering gathers. We tried to keep the original design of the dress, while making it fit the body.

With no further ado, here is how the dress looks. We used a light viscose fabric that drapes beautifully.

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

The knot details.

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Finishing the knot was the most difficult part of sewing. I wanted the dress to be neatly sewn, both from the right and wrong sides, while easy to maintain. So I decided to slightly alter original design - instead of sewing the knot wrap to the dress (as the sewing instructions said), I made a small slit in the waist seam and pulled the knot wrap through it. The wrap is fixed to the dress from the wrong side of dress with two snaps.

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

Stepalica: The knotted dress

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2 comments:

  1. I have always liked this dress pattern but have not sewn it. It looks so nice in this tropical print fabric. The changes you made to the knot are a real improvement. They give the dress a more professionally finished look.

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