More Drape-Draping

I thought I’d take a quick minute and blog about a dress I posted on Instagram the other day.  It’s the No. 6 Low Back Drape Drape Dress (phew, that’s a mouthful!) from Drape Drape Vol. 1.

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Originally I didn’t think too much of this dress.  Yeah it was kind of cute, but not really on my To Sew list.  But it got a lot of love from my Instagram followers, so I decided to side with the masses.  And guess what?  I love it!

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Despite my measurements placing me at an XL, I decided to sew this up in a Small-Medium.  Why?  Well, it’s a loose fitting garment, made from stretchy fabric.  And I like my clothes to be fairly fitted.  Loose, boxy stuff just doesn’t work on me.  I’m glad I trusted my gut because this turned out great.

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Initially I was concerned about the wide fit at the shoulders.  If I bent down to pick anything up, the dress would shimmy down my shoulders and fall off.  A wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen.  So I added a skinny strap along the upper back to keep the straps (and the dress!) in place.  Et voila!  Solved the problem, plus added a little detail that I adore.  Now I just need to get some cool bras with interesting backs to show off.

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Happy Sunday everyone!

xxx

Caramia

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