4/17/12

PROJECT #15: TYE DYE COWL NECK DRESS

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This project is a little more difficult then the previous projects but you can do it! You will draft your own pattern using the specs given. This sample is a size Medium. The mannequin is a size 6 so if you are smaller or bigger, you can just increase or decrease the width of the pattern.
This dress has exposed raw seam allowance at side seams and at cowl neck. The wide neck is held in by sewing a 1/4" elastic at back. This way neck opening will stay in place and not fall off the shoulders. The edges are kept raw and rolls for a deconstructed look.
Here is a inspiration board for other tye dye ideas! You can also just buy a tye dye kit from a craft store and dye clothes that you already have for a fresh new wardrobe!
Material:
1.) 1 1/2 - 2 yards of 60" wide knit fabric
2.) 1/4" elastic
Duration:
Drafting Pattern: 2 hours
Cutting & Sewing: 2 hours
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Drafting the Pattern: It is best to use pattern drafting paper. Make sure to add at least 1/4" seam allowance all around the pattern. Note, there are total of 4 pc's. See below for each panel how many to cut.
The front and back are the same except for the neck and cf lines. For the construction of the neck piece, make sure to fold the ends and match to the shoulder seams. the CF cowl edge will naturally fold inward and stay put without extra sewing. See picture of cowl neck on mannequin. The last piece to sew will be the elastic at back neck. The length of the elastic can be determined based on how much you would like the width of the neck to sit on your body. This sample measured, 8" across.
When drafting the pattern draw the CF and CB line then the widest width and longest length. After you cut out the pattern pieces along the seam allowance, make sure to walk the seam lines to make sure the length match up. If the seams do not match up in length, you will have to adjust it. Make sure to also add notches so it is easier for you to sew the pieces together accurately. Good Luck and have fun!

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