Monday, January 31, 2011
The Macaron Dress
This dress is the result of my growing interest in what I call "having a dialogue with the fabric."
I say, "how do you want me to make you up?"
It said, "Macaron dress please."
I said, "well you've sure got expensive tastes coz that's gonna cost me a bomb to import."
It said, "but I'm worth it."
And it was.
Pockets in action:
Details follow of FBA for Macaron Dress if you need to add more fullness to both upper and lower bodice pieces:
1. Overlap upper and lower bodice pieces 3 cms centre front (to remove the seam allowance, this will be an approximation because of the curved pieces) Trace the new piece ready for manipulation.
2. Do your FBA, mark your bust apex and shift darts accordingly.
3. Mark where the front upper bodice must meet the back so that the pieces match at the side seam (here you can see how the pieces meet under the arm)
4. Use your french curve to mark the new cutting line.
5. Cut and add new seam allowances to the cut pieces.
6. Make sure to alter the waistband piece and skirt pieces the same amount so that all pieces fit together.
7. Compare your pieces with original and sigh the sigh of she who must always spend hours altering patterns.
Edited to add a better picture of the fabric: