Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Designer Interpretations - Silhouette Inspired

Pattern Alterations
As I thought, I had a limited window for sewing this weekend just due to life. However, I did get my TNT pattern altered for my version of the SF dress but that's all I did...because the pattern alterations were pretty time consuming.

I basically started from scratch for this dress - using only the wrap fronts from the original dress.  For everything else I traced and added seam allowances to come up with new pattern pieces.

Here is the list of pattern pieces traced:
~ a back piece with a 5/8" seam allowance added
~ front and back band pieces again with seam allowances added
~ skirt front and back pieces - adding a 1/2" to the side seams
~ the drape for the skirt front

Now the drape for the front of the dress is where I'm most looks like it should work but who knows if it will in the actual construction.  You may wonder why I'm being brief with these pattern changes and it's basically because I just traced sections of my TNT pattern and added the 5/8" seam allowances.  There was no great mystery to this...just trace and cut.  If the drape works - I will go into additional details...if it doesn't, I'll just lose it because that part doesn't intrigue me as much as the v-neckline, the banded middle and the fabrication.  

I've no plans for this weekend and a hankering to get started on look for updates soon. always, more later!


  1. "just due to life" - Man-oh-man there's a WHOLE LOT I don't get done for this same reason! LOL

  2. asJust a short note to let you know I think your interpretation of the design for this dress is brilliant! I visit your site for "courage" in planning/making my own professional wardrobe and usually just lurk. Best of luck and I look forward to hearing about any construction concerns you are able to overcome.

  3. I just wanted you to know that Modern Pattern Design by Harriot Pepin I available for free download here: The e-book contains 189 pages.


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