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Asymmetric draped dress

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Let's draft the pattern for this asymmetric dress. The slanted style line splits dress in two halves, one is gathered at bust and the other one is gathered at skirt.

Both gathered volumes are obtained with an interesting dart manipulation.

You can sew it in a variety of fabrics, from medium weight jersey or crepe to other types of knits or wovens - but pick something with a little stretch and drapey hand. To draft the pattern, start from a basic dress with darts and appropriate ease to the fabric you will use (negative ease if you pick a knit, zero to positive ease for a woven fabric with stretch).

Step 1

Trace a copy of full front and back, lengthen skirt to 3/4 and flare from the sides 5 to 8cm.

Then draw the slanted slash line from right armhole to left side seam above hip line.

Draw also underbust line, then change darts making them 3cm wide at underbust and shaped as rocket.

Step 2

Get front. Cut through the slash line to separate bodice and skirt, then draw the slash line connecting bottom dart apexes and cut through it.

Cut also through waistline, then close waist dart on right side.

Step 3

See how darts are manipulated on skirt right side?

Trace a copy of front skirt with the additional volume.

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