Pattern Puzzle: Style #22005

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This style amounts to an experiment I’m working on, it’s being cut as I write so I have no idea if it will come out as I envision*. It is entirely possible it will come out looking rather horrid -as my last project did. I had done something incredibly stupid to it, I took screen caps of it as an example of what not to do so maybe I’ll post it next week.

It is as self explanatory as these things go. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to draw a picture of what you think this style looks like. I will give you one clue, it is supposed to be a dress.

There is a larger version of this image if you prefer to work with that.

*The result is possibly unspeakably ugly or gut wrenchingly funny. I’ll settle for not falling flat on my face.


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  1. Tracy Holtze says:

    I began confidently with little cutouts and began folding….I can identify front back ‘bodice’ and a cowl neckline drape, it is sleeveless and the skirt section drapes but as to how it all fits together….:) I cant even begin to sketch it! Loved the challenge! I might not give up on it just yet….

  2. Sarah_H. says:

    Actually, I found this pattern rather easy to “read”. You write clearly, and it seems that you also pattern clearly.

  3. Ann says:

    I’m still puzzled. I can get a ‘literal’ cone detail at the neckline, but keep thinking that there is a twist or cascade instead? The side seam is interesting, I was expecting gusset like sewing but instead it is symmetrical. I traced the pattern onto interfacing and taped it together so maybe that’s cheating.

  4. Kathleen says:

    Well I sewed up my first mock up. The skirt… made a n00b mistake on that (what was I thinking?). The bodice isn’t bad. There is a gusset at side seam, built in. The CF neckline, I wanted some kind of frilly affect that would make itself known to me. And it did, I’m rather pleased with it. I figure the CF neck is open to interpretation but I’ll post my result later.

  5. Kathleen says:

    I suppose you could say my decision on where to put it was intuitive; I didn’t spend much or any time deciding.

    I made the side seam itself, the vertical baseline. From there, I modified it to grain at a 45 degree angle.

  6. LisaB says:

    I have a picture in my mind of the back and the side seam, but I can’t envision the front. Looking forward to your follow-up post!

  7. Su says:

    Without cutting out the pieces, I am guessing: skirt has draped side seam folds, created by the zigzags, an unusual shawl collar, armhole princess seam in the front, single piece is back panel for the bodice. I’m haven’t grasped a few things about the bodice- like the triangular par.t The vague picture created in my mind doesn’t account for it, unless it is some sort of tie at the waist.

    Will have to try it out in paper to see what it ends up being.

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