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I am making this dress in crepe back satin, (suggested fabric) but the flounce doesn't drape as nice as in the picture.  Would pressing it with steam help? 


The asymmetrical lines caught my eye.  Has anyone else sewn this pattern?

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Comment by Deborah Jalving on May 23, 2011 at 9:49pm

Trying to press in the "drape" may not be a good idea. Neefer Duir was right, if it doesn't hold the drapey folds you want while holding it, it won't drape the way you want after it's made. It's still a beautiful dress!

Comment by Neefer Duir on May 23, 2011 at 4:18pm
How does your fabric drape when you hold up the yardage?  Hold the fabric so that it hangs on the bias.  Do you see the drapey folds you want?  If not, it's probably not going to change when made into a dress.
Comment by Shari Ortega on May 22, 2011 at 9:42pm
also check where the pattern hits at the hips... if it hits too high it will get hungup on your hips.. if too low I think it would buck;le at bit..
Comment by Shari Ortega on May 22, 2011 at 9:41pm
The key word... BIAS .. just about anything can drape like that if cut on the BIAS..
Comment by Nancy Fletcher-Skeete on May 22, 2011 at 9:37pm
I would use Silk Charmeuse or Crepe de Chine
with a bias cut for that beautiful drape.
Comment by CoraKiceniuk on May 22, 2011 at 9:05pm

Dream on. I keep hoping I will come up with and awesome design. Good cut hangs nicely and fits perfectly. Everything a pattern wont


Comment by Patricia on May 22, 2011 at 8:43pm
am with you there CoraKiceniuk, Can never look as good as the models that show off the patterns. but then again I can dream can't I ...
Comment by CoraKiceniuk on May 22, 2011 at 7:09pm
I love the look but I will let these ladies advise. I never get clothes to look as good as the pattern.
Comment by Jeanie on May 22, 2011 at 11:21am
My first thought was the same as the rest....bias cut....and press!  It's a very pretty pattern.  I hope it works out for you.
Comment by Mesewlot on May 22, 2011 at 8:55am
My first thought was, "Did you cut it on the bias?" So, I ditto these ladies. Check the direction you cut that piece out.

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