Long dress with pleated skirt


Let's see all the steps to draft the pattern for this long dress.

It has a pleated skirt with more volume at top and a fitted bodice with underbust cut and dart manipulation.

Step 1

Start from a copy of your contoured block.

Lengthen the skirt to ground.

Draw the underbust line, then make front waist dart 3cm wide from waist to underbust.

Step 2

Separate front and back bodices and skirts by cutting on waistline.

Step 3

On skirts, square down from dart apex to hemline, then draw the slanted lines from side seam (above hipline) to waist dart.

Match slash lines position on front and back 😉

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