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).

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

    • verypurpleperson

      I think you can cut them on bias to keep the draperies 🙂

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

  • SyL

    pretty pretty…..!

  • 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 🙂

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

  • Its a pretty dress and very functional!

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

  • Hoosiermama

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

  • Novi

    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!

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you Novi 😀

  • 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.

  • Jennifer

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

  • It looks amazing!

  • Lovely. What a great fabric, too.

    • verypurpleperson

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

  • 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

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

  • I love it:)

  • Marilyn

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

  • 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! 😉

  • alice

    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!

  • Shantel

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

    • verypurpleperson

      Thank you! I think you are right, this dress is great for layering 🙂