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Loose drape dress

Loose drape top

drape drape pattern #1

I’ve had this pattern book, ドレープ ドレープ (Drape Drape), for about a year now but had never made anything out of it. Most of the pattern in the book use knit fabrics, I guess I was a bit intimidated by it. But after making several clothes with knit fabrics (without serger), I found myself browsing the book again and decided to make one of the pattern.

This is pattern no.1, the loose drape top that I lengthened into a dress. The pattern is pretty straightforward, consisted of only two pieces with binding for finishing the armholes.

The fabric is double-gauze knit in stripes pattern, which accentuate the shape of the drapes. I wear the dress with black sleeveless top underneath. I wish I could wear it like the girl in the picture, but it wouldn’t be too practical for everyday use!

Loose drape dress

Loose drape dress

Loose drape dress Loose drape dress

Pattern is loose drape top (lengthened) from ドレープ ドレープ (Drape Drape).

25 Responses to Loose drape dress

  1. Do you think this would work in soft cotton (or wool) voile?

  2. putu kartika says:

    i want to make something like this.. floral pattern and blue.

  3. SyL says:

    pretty pretty…..!

  4. Sarah Louise says:

    Wonderful dress! I don’t have a serger either, so I tend to avoid knits. This really makes me want to buy the book and try it out :)

  5. Tresa Teo says:

    naisssss, i wanna learn how to sew this after i bought some soft material hehehe .. <3 and thanks for sharing

  6. Momiji says:

    Its a pretty dress and very functional!

  7. Lilly says:

    Good idea, it’s a lovely dress!!!!

  8. Hoosiermama says:

    That looks adorable on you. And I think the shirt underneath actually improves the look.

  9. Novi says:

    Hi Novita, I just found your blog and I think it’s awesome! I’m from Jakarta but live in San Francisco. Currently, I’m learning how to sew. I love the projects that you’ve made so far. Keep it up!

  10. I love that dress! I’ve seen that book many times, but have always been too intimidated to buy it. Now I’m tempted to give it a try. Thanks for the inspirations.

  11. Jennifer says:

    beautiful!I too, am intimidated by sewing with knits…but I might give it a shot now…thanks for the inspiration!

  12. By Night says:

    It looks amazing!

  13. Sophia says:

    Lovely. What a great fabric, too.

    • verypurpleperson says:

      Thank you! The fabric was bought already cut, maybe it was the end cut of the roll. I was lucky! :)

  14. Alex says:

    Love the dress and your style – I have longingly looked at the drape drape books but being completely at the beginning of my sewing journey I may leave these to a later stage!

    • verypurpleperson says:

      I think this pattern is quite forgiving actually. It is only two pieces and not fitted, you might want to give it a try! :)

  15. Marilyn says:

    I love it as a dress!! You did a great job and it looks great on you!! : )

  16. Donna says:

    Love the dress and even with the tank underneath! I’d wear it with a belt to avoid looking like a blimp.. darn these hips! ;)

  17. alice says:

    well done!!
    i love that book too, but it is quite complicated (and very expensive) to find knits where i live, so i have not ago ahead and bought that book.
    keep sewing and sharing!

  18. Shantel says:

    I LOVE this dress! Oh I love it!!!! I like it Much more with the tank underneath, it adds another dimension!

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