horsehair braid + windy day = AWESOME twirling. This is my very first pattern that I designed and draped myself. I've been studying draping with my fantastic teacher Sharon and have learned so much - and now I'm seeing the fruits of my labors! Since this was my first real draping project, I stuck with a simple 50s-inspired design: boatneck, French darts, low v-neck in the back, and a circle skirt.
You can see how the horsehair braid shapes the hem here.
From the side! (With the help of a gust of wind.)
The fabric is a lovely hot pink textured cotton from Mood. Textured cotton is great: simple to work with, yet the texture adds a little extra interest. (Beginners, take note!)
I made an all-in-one facing and interfaced it with cotton organdy.
After my post on stay tapes, I have been making an effort to utilize them. I used Seams Great here and clipped it around the curve of the neckline.
And, of course, I hemmed it with horsehair braid. (Check out my tutorial here.)
I can't believe I draped this pattern myself! It's opened up all sorts of creative doors - I'm already planning my next design.
In parting: Wheeee!