|Garnet Hill Athena Knit Dress|
(And, by the way, I see that the dress is now on sale in the larger sizes, should be you want to just buy one, but what's the fun in that?!)
It took another three tries to get that drapey thing under the midriff band, but I think I finally got it right:
|Yes, I really am trying to pose like the Garnet Hill model without going out in the cold!|
I used the bodice and midriff band from Cake's Tiramisu pattern, the skirt from Sew U Home Stretch, and did some playing around with rectangles of fabric until I got the draped piece the way I wanted. Is there such a thing as floor draping (as opposed to draping on a dress form)? If not, well then I just invented it. Now I just need a name for it because "floor draping" doesn't sound very professional. Zero-Gravity Draping? Flat Draping?
The fabric was part of my birthday haul from GorgeousFabrics.com and it is lovely. I have enough for something else . . . another 2580/0172 combo?
I got motivated when I realized that Pattern Review was having a competition to replicate a RTW item, so I finished it just in time to enter it in the contest. If you are a member, you should go vote for someone - there are some impressive garments in the competition!